We already looked at choosing the agents according to your mutual preferences. But the internet is a cramped and wild place. Where exactly can you find reliable agents?
This database is very easy to use and contains a high number of agents and publishers. It provides various great options to save and modify your query letter. You can follow your timeline, see the status of your queries, and you can even read success stories in the interview section.
You can look for agents in a menu where you can choose the genre, query method, location, and many other relevant features. QueryTracker also allows you to evaluate the agents according to their response. You can also find a list of the most responsive or most rejecting agents.
It offers the usual opportunity to browse through agents and choose. You can also get your query critiqued. This site is also a goldmine full of helpful writing and publishing advice. You can find lists of reviewers and literary magazines. Or various resources about scammers and bad publishing deals. One of the most important sections is dedicated to online safety. The database also offers detailed instructions about the technical issues of publishing.
Is a rather simple but very useful web full of agents, agencies, publishers… A unique feature is the “Ask the Agent” option where you can find a place to ask various agents various questions. A useful part is also the “Tips” section.
This is a rather useful blog with many interesting and helpful writing resources and observations. Articles featuring agents looking for new clients are published on a regular basis. Each article contains the agent’s name, contact link, and a short description.