Other useful steps that can be done offline: identify books similar to yours in subject, theme, and/or genre so you can try and find out who agents them. Check out industry publications such as PW in your local library, or subscribe to a publication that covers your field, such as Locus.- Victoria
...........A new low in my querying experience.
Elaine rejected me in April by writing on my query letter, "sorry, it's not for me," initialing & dating it. Dear Author, I wonder if yours slipped out by mistake without a message.
EgyptianGoddess - I really appreciate the morale boost. You're absolutely right; it's important to remind ourselves that publishing won't survive without a steady influx of fresh voices & ideas. There should be respectful correspondence going both ways. I hope I can find an agent truly enthusiastic about discovering new authors.