What is the best way to contact a literary agent? Several New York Literary Agents are interviewed about their preferences and surprisingly some prefer snail mail, while others prefer email.
The article was written with information from my own search for a literary agent and interviews with agents on what they prefer and why. One agent went so far to say that agents' preference for email or snail mail is a generational issue. "First of all, opinions about email are definitely colored by generational considerations. Younger editors and agents prefer it as the communication method of choice to us older fogies ..."
The piece is also a snapshot into the busy life of a literary agent and how they deal with the avalanche of email and mail queries from the increasing number of hopeful writers.