Do you need an agent?
A literary agent can help you launch a writing career--or maybe not, as a former editor and agent reveals in the first of three articles on authors' representatives.
Finding an agent
Obtaining author's representation requires two steps: finding a good agent, and convincing that agent to handle your work.
Getting an agent to say 'yes'
Before an agent can sell your manuscript, you've got to sell yourself to the agent with a referral, phone call, or query letter.
Agent resources on the Web
Links to artices by and about literary agents, with links to agency Web sites.