I talk a lot about my querying process, but one thing I haven’t talked as much about is HOW to find the agent in the first place.
It takes a bit of research, but most of us writers are pretty comfortable with research, especially if it means we’re putting our manuscript in front of the ‘right’ person. It’s a little time consuming, but ultimately not usually challenging.
Step One: Pick a list of literary agents
Where can you find a list of literary agents? All over the place.
The main places I look for agents are:
- Guide to Literary Agents [YEAR] – found on Amazon, in bookstores, or at your local library, this is a print(or Kindle) edition of vetted agencies. It’s fine if it’s a couple years old.
- The Manuscript Wish List – A website associated with the twitter hashtag #mswl. This list is lightly vetted and tends to…
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