I initiated a new literary agent search yesterday.
That sort of sounds like the police are providing a crime update.
"A literary agent was reporting missing yesterday. A search is underway. No one knows what the missing literary agent looks like. They could be male or female, young or old. Do not approach the literary agent if you see think you see them. They only like to be approached via emails, at conferences, or via the postal service."
Despite the great success I've had with my previous agent searches, I changed my search methodology for this endeavour. Instead of using one of the websites designed to help you find an agent and 'Get published!', I searched on Google and ended up going through their blogs.
Literary agent blogs are fun to read.
You probably aren't sure but I'm serious about this. After logging off work, I spent the late afternoon and evening cruising agent blogs and then checking the websites until my butt's numbness warning light went full red. Google turned up an unexpected old friend in my initial search, SFWA's website. I hadn't been there in a couple years. They've cleaned it up and organized it. It's information rich, with lots of great links to agent blogs, submitting information, and writing synopsis and query letters.
Let the madness begin.
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