Getting an Agent: The Query
Finding an agent to represent your book is what will get it to publishers like Penguin Random House, Hachette, McMillian, Harper Collins, and Simon & Schuster (also known as “the big five”). The process is hard, competitive, and time-consuming. Trust me, I wish I could just waltz into an agent’s office up to their awaiting, begging, outstretched hands and drop my manuscript like it’s a mic. Then they would sob with gratitude and say, “The Great Sarah Leonard, the future J.K.