Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Agent or No Agent That Is The Question...
I'm feeling a bit crabby and confused today. I've been reading agent blogs and author blogs and have no idea what the right route is. Do I work on finding an agent? Do I keep submitting what I write to different publishing houses? Jany Yolen writes in so many genre's. I asked (through her journal page) her how she managed to do that. She said that her agent took care of finding homes for her work so she can concentrate on her writing. I'd love to not have to worry about where to put my work.
I've heard rumors that authors who write for children shouldn't get agents, but after reading Jane's answer to my question I think I want to look for an agent. My SCBWI Publication Guide arrived today. Perhaps the perfect agent for me will be in it.
What do you think, agent or no agent? What did you do? How did you find an agent? Would you do it that way again?