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Send a one-page query letter via e-mail, including a brief synopsis of your book, a short bio with any writing education, previous publications, awards, and any other related information. For fiction, please include the first five chapters. For nonfiction, send a proposal (if available) or the first five chapters and a summary. Response time: "I request eight weeks to read but usually reply much sooner."
"I like to see any previous publications / writing education and comparable titles."
Do you think it’s a good idea for people who are not completely confident in their work to make an attempt at soliciting an agent? Is it worth the effort to try? Which raises the question: What...
Do you like it when a writer draws a parallel between the writer’s manuscript and other books that have been published?
How widely should a writer be published and how large a body of work should she accumulate before it is time to consider finding an agent?