I am on AgentQuery.com
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I have a long list of Agents of the Fantasy genre, over ten pages of listings.
I look into the persons bio, not just for them accepting Fantasy, but that they --"like" Fantasy.
Two of my books have strong lead characters that are female, so I look for an agent that-- "likes" womens literature.
I then look at where on the list of Genres Fantasy is, towards the first or towards the bottom, looking for a top cat. Fantasy person.
I did go into one agents bio, to notice her last books published that were listed weren't fantasy. Moved her to the bottom of my list. She might just be in a dry spell for good fantasy, but she might also be burned out on it right now.
I will probably look at publishing companies in a similar way, when making that list.
I was concidering sending one book to an agent and another to a publisher direct. Try both ways with dfferent books. I am leaning towards agent since vast majority of books are published with an agent.
What do you think? Any other suggestions to maximize my queries?
Did a full search and got the pages down to three, much easier to work with.
Now on to look at publishers.