Someone asked if I’d elaborate a bit more on finding agents’ bios.
Clearly, you can go to the agency’s webpage and a lot of the time find bios for each agent. Sometimes, though, it’s more of an agency’s philosophy rather than individual agent information.
A lot of agents, though, go to conferences each year. If you go to that conference’s page, you’ll usually find a link for something like Conference Speakers or Conference Attendees. Click on it. If you find a list of the agents coming, there will often be a bio and/or picture.
You don’t have to be attending the conference to read the bios or to copy and save the bio to your folder of agents, if the agent interests you. I recommend you date when the bio was posted, since agents change their preferences over time.
Look at the page for the agents attending the 2009 Writers’ League of Texas conference. Sixteen agents, all but two with bios.
Check out the page for the Mad Anthony Conference, where they have links to a couple of agents.
Any conference that’s having agent pitches or agent one-on-ones most likely has bios up.
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