My inability to get an answer out of the publisher whose been sitting on my science fiction novel for 4 years, or from the editor who asked me to let them look at it again last year, has convinced me that I desperately need an agent.
But I hate looking for one.
First, I'm in Canada, and I have several bad agent experiences I had in Toronto. (Ever had one bar a door when you had an appointment for a meeting and they demand you slide your work through a mail slot?) I've given up on Canadian agents, and I'm looking for an American one.
So I spent today putting my work on hold and going through AAR, AgentQuery, Predators & Editors, etc...etc... getting a list together to start the quest once again. I contacted one that I had networked with in the past, and got rejected in about the amount of time it took to write the e-mail. So that's one off the list.
Any recommendations will be welcome.