If you want to find an agent, it can be a minefield. Finding which agents to submit to is a real project in itself and each submission probably needs to be reformatted to suit the agent in question (it’s no different to a job application). Once you have them in your sights, there’s a process to follow and hopefully, these handy hints will help.
In the first instance, agent Janet Reid says, “don’t ever email to ask if an agent is accepting new clients. It doesn’t work like this.” She isn’t a doctor or dentist with a certain number of slots to fill. She says you should just send the query. If they like it, they’ll get in touch. Simple as that.