We usually change our free resource around the middle of the month. That means you've only got a couple more days to download this great free resource from literary agent Amanda Luedeke. Here's an excerpt:
Shopping in the Wrong Market
It’s crucial to find agents who do business within the genre you write. If you write romance, you’ll want an agent who has sold some romance projects. If you write Christian living, you’ll want an agent who has done those deals and therefore knows editors looking for that kind of a book.
Look in the acknowledgements section of books similar to your own. The author’s agent is typically thanked there. Or go to Google to discover what agencies are doing what successfully.
Once you know who handles your genre, you want to read the agencies’ blogs and check out the authors they work with. You want to find agents whose sensibilities, opinions, and tastes click with your own.