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Ugawa
12-23-2008, 10:53 PM
This probably sounds like a real newb question, but I havenít even thought about it before. You see, Iím half way through my second draft, and Iíve realized, I have no idea how to even start looking for an agent.

I tried searching google, but I canít seem to find anything. :S (This could just be my terrible searching skills.)

Some people say they sent queries out to, say, sixty-odd people. How did you find that many agencies *pulls hair*

Could people please tell me how they found their agents.

(Also, I live in England, so should I only send queries to English agencies, when Iím ready?)
Thank you ^^
:D
XX

Shadow_Ferret
12-23-2008, 10:55 PM
YOu can try Agent Query (http://www.agentquery.com/) and Editors and Preditors (http://anotherealm.com/prededitors/) for starters.

Mr Flibble
12-23-2008, 11:14 PM
(Also, I live in England, so should I only send queries to English agencies, when Iím ready?)
Thank you ^^

You can query wherever you like :) Certainly do the UK first, but depending on your genre you may find there are very few agents willing to take subs in the UK ( in fantasy it's about 12 I think). Most US agents are happy to take subs from Brits, but I always make sure I check first. It doesn't hurt to have your address even in an e-query so they don't think you can't spell:D

Yeshanu
12-23-2008, 11:33 PM
It doesn't hurt to have your address even in an e-query so they don't think you can't spell:D


*shakes head*

Americans and their spelling skills...

:tongue

Wayne K
12-23-2008, 11:47 PM
I used the AAR website. They're a non-profit group that holds agents to standards.

Tigercub
12-24-2008, 03:54 AM
Query Tracker is a good site for researching agents.

http://www.querytracker.com

Blondchen
12-24-2008, 04:04 AM
Query Tracker is a good site for researching agents.

http://www.querytracker.com

It's acutally www.querytracker.net (http://www.querytracker.net) and it's the best research tool, imho.

Toothpaste
12-24-2008, 08:58 AM
You can find listings for UK agents, as well as some excellent advice, here: http://www.writersandartists.co.uk/