Christopher G. Moore
Getting an Agent
An essential part of the publishing process for a writer of fiction is finding the right action. They are the gatekeepers. The large iron door to editors open wide enough for them to slip a manuscript inside.
Author Nicholas Sparks as these words of advice: “Agents act as a 'filtering' system for publishers these days. For every manuscript sent to a publishing house, there were thousands of manuscripts and query letters examined by agents. Agents are always looking for well-written manuscripts. If you can't find representation for your manuscript, don't blame the agents.”
There are a number of literary agents who blog about the mechanics of submitting proposals and books to an agent. New York agent Miss Snark and Denver Kristin Nelson
There are, however, few literary agents based in Asia. With the growth of publishing in China, though, that is set to change.