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Thursday, 11 April 2013

Agent Hunter

I’ve recently been given the opportunity to try out Agent Hunter a brilliant new site aimed at people looking for a literary agent.

If you’re currently on the lookout for an agent to represent you, this site could be exactly what you’re looking for. Agent Hunter is a comprehensive database of literary agents working in the UK and I’ve been having a little look around to see how useful it is.

I’m really impressed with it so far. It’s very user friendly and has a clear and attractive layout. You can just use the database to browse different agents, but where it scores most highly over book-based resources is in its searchability.

You can search agents by genre represented – essential if you want to avoid submitting your work to completely the wrong person! But you can also refine your search to look at how long an agent has been operating, how many people they represent and whether they are actively taking on new clients or not.

You can even use keywords to search for things such as an agent’s likes and dislikes, and who they represent. All of this is really useful information when trying to find and agent who is exactly the right fit for your work.

When you go into the individual entry for each agent, you’ll find a wealth of really specific information about them, about what they enjoy readig and what they might be looking for. Far more information than I’ve seen in any other agent listing.

I think Agent Hunter is a fabulous resource for anyone who has got to the stage of wanting to do serious research on agents and make an informed decision about who to go with.

You can find the Agent Hunter site here

Subscription to the site is £12 for a year, which is an absolute bargain! But you can try before you buy for 7 days if you want to find out if it’s really for you.

Agent Hunter comes from The Writers’ Workshop and you can find out more about them here

Many thanks to The Writers’ Workshop for the opportunity to try out and review this product.

1 comment:

Karen said...

This sounds like a brilliant resource, and definitely a bargain price :o)