Friday, April 16, 2010

The Agent Search

My critique group has been discussing agents and queries a lot lately. We're all gearing up for the agent-hunt. I've got a list of about ten prospects so far. There are so many great resources for the search, but it can take serious time away from writing, revising, and critiquing.

I've been using:

1. Literary Rambles (Casey McCormick) - Casey has great list of agent profiles, as well as questions to ask when you "get the call."
2. Query Tracker - great way to organize your lists as well as basic information about agents.
3. Various agent blogs - if you're not aware of it, many agents blog and tweet. It's a great way to get a feel for who you might want to query.

The most important tip I've seen lately is this: Follow the guidelines. FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES. And every agent has a slightly different version. Make sure you read the fine print. Don't get yourself booted 'cause you didn't follow the rules.

But first, finish the book!


Kristin said...

Kris, this post made me sweat! Those are the two sites I love as well. Good luck to you as you begin your search. Fingers crossed!

Kris said...

There are so many other great sites, but those are the ones I've been using most! Thanks, Kristin! It's exciting to be finished [almost] with revisions.

Ann Marie Wraight said...

Glad to see you've got your priorities right Kris!

Yep - those are a couple of my favourite sites, too.


Kaylie said...

Good luck. Sometimes it's tempting just to send your MS to everybody, but you're smart to take your time and do it right.

Jen said...

Good Luck with your search!!!

Jonathon Arntson said...

I am glad you use Casey's blog as a resource! Have you looked into the listings at Inkwell? Those girls have been adding to the list weekly.