Most agents, as well as publishers, have certain requirements for manuscript submission. Additionally, some may not be accepting manuscripts at time of submittal. Be sure to review your manuscript or it may be rejected without even being considered.
None of the agents listed are being endorsed in any way. Below is a list of agents and their sites I found on my own path to getting published.
- 10 Steps to Publication – Ten rules Karen Fox followed as she worked toward publication.
- How to Find an Agent – By Diana Gabaldon. Page is being updated.
- About Finding an Agent – A good agent will help edit your book, get it into the hands of receptive editors, and make sure that you get the best possible deal. So how do you go about this all-important (and time consuming) process? Here are the steps.
- Finding a Good Agent or Publisher – By Gary Kessler.
- What Agents Look For — Use the Right Bait – By Brian Hill and Dee Power.
- Etiquette for Contacting Agents – Predators and Editors — A guide to publishers and publishing services for serious writers.
- Publishing Literary Agents – About 90 manually selected Publishing Literary Agent Resources.
- Agent Query – Agent Query offers the largest, most current searchable database of literary agents on the web — a treasure trove of reputable, established literary agents seeking writers just like you. And it’s free.
- The Passionate Pen – A resource for Romance Writers who are pursuing their dream of publication.
- Publisher’s Marketplace – Biggest and best dedicated marketplace for publishing professionals to find critical information and unique databases, find each other, and to do business better electronically.
- Authors & their Agents WritersNet – List of authors and their agents. Author unknown.
- Finding an Agent in our Directory of Literary Agents – on Writers.Net.
- Firstwriter.com – Created the literary agents database — with the ability to search using any combination of over fifteen different variables you can find exactly what you’re looking for in a matter of seconds.
- Writer Beware
- Alerts for Writers
- Thumbs Down Agency List
- The Truth About Literary Agents – Written in 2006, Jason Pinter blogged, “If you’re an unpublished author and can’t handle brutal truth, skip this post. If you want the unvarnished truth about agent/editor/author relationships, read on…“
- 21 Questions for Agents, courtesy of CaitLondon.com