Quote Originally Posted by Dan Rhys View Post
My understanding is that they decide what to represent based only on what the publisher has already said it is interested in. Thus, you have to be lucky that your story is what the publisher is interested in; otherwise, no matter how strong it is, the agent will ignore it.
Well, yes. They're a business, after all. That's why you research your agent before you submit to them. It saves time all round.