I have written (and self-edited) a book, and need to figure out how to expose it to the "right" agents. I'm a little overwhelmed (and I'm sure I'm not the first), but I do think it is a unique story that at least deserves a "go" and a few others (that are not friends and family, but friends of friends) have agreed. How can I find an agent?
- Go to QueryTracker.net.
- Search for agents representing children's literature.
- Go to those agents' websites. Confirm that you're submitting a book in the right categories for that agent.
- Put together a query for the agents that you've selected, then send it out.
There are TONS of resources on the Internet about how to find an agent and appropriate ways to query. You can also try other forums like the Ask An Agent forum on Absolutely Write.