To get started on your 2023 agent-finding journey:

These are awesome books to get you started in craft, voice, editing, and motivation. **Affiliate links that may provide a commission that will help maintain this website and fund my first feature film!

Also, as stated above some good agent-sifting web resources are:

  • Association of Authors’ Representatives
  • The Association of Authors’ Agents
  • Query Tracker

You have to make sure the agency is legit: They should never charge you to read your book or to submit it. Some good warning resources are:

Writer’s Beware:

WB Thumbs Down Agencies:

How to spot a scam agency:

Preditors & Editors Agency warnings: (they went dormant in 2013 but are revamping site so here’s fb group)


While you’re digging, create an excel spreadsheet or join Query Tracker to compile your selected agencies and agents to submit.

  • Don’t send all your queries at once maybe 5-7 a week.
  • Polish your query, synopsis, first pages and “partial – query, synop, first 30 pages) and have it ready to go.

Average reply times range between a few days to a few months, most agencies will tell you their average. Make sure you’re submitting to the right agent in the agency that accepts your genre/category.

Keep refining/polishing your query while you wait. Try credible agent contests like:

Good luck! Excited for you!