Found this blog today at lunch. Nathan Bransford is a literary agent from Curtis Brown LTD and runs a nice little blog with excellent advice for writers and those seeking an agent. Also his blog links on the side are well worth a read, too.
Funny enough, I am not in the market for an agent right now, not because I don't want one (I do, and if any are reading, you'll be hearing from me in the future) but because I don't have anything to send to one at the moment.
I'm up to my eyebrows in editing Cold Magics right now. The King Below, which I could be marketing to an agent, is languishing on the shelf in need of a re-write, while my next one is still sitting in my brain, bubbling away like a stew pot getting ready to explode. Problem is, I need to keep a lid on it because I don't have time to start another project right now.
So not this year, but next year, I will be looking for an agent. One that handles historical fiction as well as fantasy. I have a cool idea for the next book.