Why Do I Need a Literary Agent?
Most publishers do not accept manuscript submissions direct from authors. An experienced agent can open a door of publishing opportunity for you which would otherwise be firmly closed. Publishers rely almost entirely on books submitted to them by literary agents they know, trust and assume will not waste their time. The first step to becoming a published author – you need a relevant literary agent!
Which is the Best Literary Agent?
The best literary agent for you is the one who has a history of representing authors who have written in similar genre to your own work. It will take dedicated research and determination to find the best literary agent to represent you. An agent will only take on a few new authors a year – be prepared to submit to many agents who could be interested in your work – but make sure they are relevant or they will reject you out of hand.