Friday, January 8, 2010
FROZEN IGUANAS & LITERARY AGENTS...
How much time should one spend looking for an agent? This process can be mind boggling. I’ve been jotting down notes from blogs, magazines, interviews, and from websites.
I joined Querytracker.net. It’s a great site! It allows you to keep a list of agents you might want to query. It tells you what they are interested in. Other members log in their queries and responses and you can access the data. It gives you links to the agent’s website, submission guidelines, and extra data if you pay for a membership. You can join for free, but if you become a premium member you can get more data about the agents and publishers. It’s worth the money.
I also joined a YA writing community site called YAlitchat.ning.com. It is full of great agent information as well. It is like facebook for writers.
I’m still trying to understand Twitter. I joined and read the comments of the people I follow. Lots of agent blogs have Twitter links. I’m still a novice at this, so NO questions, please.
I follow guide to literary agents; it’s a blog that gives you more information. Literary Rambles also is loaded with agent interviews and information. Not to mention, you can learn about agents on their blogs.
I’m pretty much on agent overload. HOW DO YOU RESEARCH AGENTS? HOW MUCH INFORMATION DO YOU WANT BEFORE YOU QUERY HIM/HER? WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR INFORMATION FROM? HOW MANY AGENTS DO YOU QUERY AT A TIME? I’m on overload and I still need more information…LOL