Hi, devoted followers and those who wander in. I haven't blogged much lately because I've had nothing to say and have been devoting so much time to writing stupid articles for the online Man, trying to keep the wolf outside the door, which has left me exhausted, but slightly less poor.
Anyhoo, here's my list of favorite literary agents I've encountered over the past nine (!) months of AgentQuest (TM). Now, understand, all of these agents rejected me. (Not me. My book. Repeat. Not me. The book.) This list does not contain the nice agent lady currently working through some edits on my ms. (You don't seriously expect me to share her with you, do you?) But these ten either rejected my full/partial/query with some helpful commentary and/or responded to my query with alacrity and a form rejection that seemed above par. I won't say which did which, as I want to preserve my anonymity and what's left of my dignity. I would recommend querying any of them, if you need an agent and if your genre fits their interests. Herewith, in no particular order, my top ten agents:
Ann Collette, Helen Rees Literary Agency
Anna Cottle, Cine/Lit Representation
Sorche Fairbank, Fairbank Literary Representation
Kate Lee, International Creative Management
Laney Katz Becker, Markson Thoma
Renee Zuckerbrot, Renee Zuckerbrot Literary Agency
Daniel Lazar, Writer's House
Nathan Bransford, Curtis Brown
Jenny Bent, Bent Agency
Paige Wheeler, Folio Literary Management
Of course, your mileage may vary, and they could wind up behaving like complete jerks with you...