Linton Robinson, an American expatriate who has spun off several different writing careers, is published as a novelist, essayist, poet, journalist, foreign correspondent, and copywriter.
On his blog, Lin gives advice on how to find an agent. Key points include:
- Find out who represents the writers whose work is most like yours or appeals to your target audience.
- Search Google intelligently to try to find the agent who represented the book or author.
- Cruise those books in the bookstore or library — often writers, especially in their first book, will have dedications to their wonderful agents in the front or back of the book.
- Find the agents online.
- Follow the guidelines: most agency sites have guidelines for querying them.
Looking for agent databases? Check out Lin’s list: