All right, I did it. I sent out two query letters today, one for Chivalry, to Gordon Warnock at Fuse Literary. I said it is about a small town that is polarized by rumors of an affair between a young man and an older one. Then I sent one for The Peaceful and Just to Victoria Marini at Gelfman Schneider. In my young adult fantasy novel all the roads on planet Earth are turned into matter transporters, greatly enhancing life. One day, all of the matter transporters break. From that point on, anything that touches them is carried to an unknown place.
I don’t know how I would look for agents without the Guide. The Guide holds the names. The agents make great web pages that tell exactly what they want in a submission. Victoria even tells prospective authors whether she’s responded to their query or not based on when it was submitted, which is really nice. Without the guide, how would I ever have found her website? I wouldn’t have, that’s how. So get the Guide, and, with respect to Douglas Adams, don’t panic. I’m going to go have a Trans–Galactic Gargle Blaster, the drink that hits like a slice of lemon wrapped around a large gold brick.