Posted by: nancyisanders | October 18, 2012

How to Find an Agent Today

About 4 years ago I decided I was ready to work with an agent again. As I embarked on my search, however, the world was a vastly different place technologically than when I had signed with an agent twice before.

There was a different type of protocol to follow. Now, most agents don’t accept phone calls. Now, most have websites where they list how to submit or contact them.

Each agency has a slightly different protocol they want you to follow if you want to approach them. Some agencies accept e-mail queries. Others expect to receive an entire manuscript in the mail. Some agents accept manuscripts as e-mail attachments. Others state they don’t accept attachments because of viruses. To find out how each different agent works, visit their websites, read their blogs, and attend their sessions at local conferences. Learn what their submissions policies are and follow their guidelines exactly.

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