(Sketch by James Ratcliffe: http://ratcliffecomics.com/ )
I just started reading the September issue of Writer's Digest (WD) while on the cardio-torture machines at the gym.
The staff at WD decided to conduct a "full disclosure" and provide writers with an "insum" (Intelligence Summary) on what literary agencies are looking for and how to query them.
Some of the feature articles include:
Secret Agents 2009 by Chuck Sambuchino
Agency Contracts: Declassified by Howard Zaharoff
Stake Out Your Publishing Contract by Paul S. Levine, and
The Future Role of Agents by Jane Friedman
Several agents featured in this WD insum were spotted by PNWA Surveillance Teams (attendees seeking appointments). These were:
Emmanuelle Aspaugh, Michelle Brower, Laure McLean, Paul S. Levine and Ted Weinstein.
Once you enter into a partnership with these fine folks or other literary agents, you just might get the--"Mrs. Peel, we're needed"--phone call to meet with the editor...
For more information check out the Writer's Digest Website: