Querying and the Journey to Representation

Squirrel choosing a nut

I’m just a squirrel trying to get a nut, but which nut is the right nut for me?

As I mentioned yesterday, I have thrown myself into querying my chapter book MY MONSTER IS BETTER THAN YOUR MONSTER.

I’m very grateful for the many online tools I have at my disposal for researching agents and tightening up my query letter. I thought  I would share the sites that have helped me so far.

Agent Query – Here you can research agents by genre. You can hone your search to only find agents who are accepting queries, accept email, and/or are members of AAR (Association of Authors’ Representatives, Inc.)

Agent Query Connect– The forum community of Agent Query. This is a great place to interact with other authors and get feedback on all aspects of your query.

AAR online – The website for the Association of Authors’ Representatives. Like Agent Query, AAR is searchable by genre. All of the agents listed here are members of AAR and are expected to adhere to their code of ethics.

SCBWI‘s The Book – Members of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators have access to The Book which has a section of Agents by Agency. I like the way the information is listed.

Janet Reid. Literary Agent – This blog has a lot of great information about writing Query Letters

Jane Friedman – An in-depth article on query letter writing

I hope you find these tools as helpful as I have.

Best of luck in your search for an agent.

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