View Full Version : Best place to start....

02-19-2012, 11:37 PM
I'm in the midst of my quest for an agent. The problem I've run into is that a lot of the listings online have very dated information. A lot of the agencies are closed, consolidated, or refuse to read unsolicited queries since the posting was created.

My question is where is the best place to find updated information on agents that are accepting queries and those that don't necessarily look for a "previous best-seller" tattoo on you somewhere?

Drachen Jager
02-19-2012, 11:59 PM


Publisher's Marketplace

I like QueryTracker because they have a fairly well filtered (there are few if any scammers on there) searchable database of agents and if you get the free account you can use their spreadsheet to track your queries. They also have detailed information like turn-around times and query acceptance rates.

Laure de Sade
02-24-2012, 09:57 AM
AgentQuery seems pretty good.

Debbie V
02-27-2012, 07:40 PM
If it's on their website, assume it is correct unless you know otherwise. All of the other sites tell you to verify with the website. If an agent hasn't updated that and receives subs they don't want, it is their own fault.
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02-27-2012, 09:47 PM


Publisher's Marketplace

These are all good places to start. You can search by your genre and take a look at recent sales (if the agent regularly reports).

From there, I suggest checking out the agency or agent's personal website or blog. That information should always be the most current, including whether the agent is currently taking submission and what he/she is looking for.

Good luck!

02-27-2012, 10:13 PM
It depends - sometimes the agency website is sometimes not updated frequently while the individual agents write their own entries at AQ so their guidelines may be more accurate.