Here are the top websites by and about agents as identified in the 23rd Annual 101 Best Websites from the May/June 2021 issue of Writer's Digest.
Lit Rejections catalogs stories of authors and other creatives who have faced rejection in order to inspire others to keep going even when it seems tough. View their craft blog and interviews with agents to help possibly turn rejections into acceptances.
Manuscript Wish List
Manuscript Wish List is an online database of agents and editors where they can answer the question, “What do I want to see in my inbox?” Writers can use their free search tools to review publishing professionals or peruse the blog to learn the dos-and-don’ts of the publication process.
Paula Munier is a literary agent, bestselling author, and a fan-favorite writing instructor so it’s no surprise her website continues to appear on this list. Her blog tackles writing from all three angles so you know the information is thorough. Plus, there’s a special section on mindfulness for writers that’s particularly helpful during times (or years) of stress.
In between reading submissions, the agents of Nelson Literary Agency pen articles for this blog offering advice on how to improve your craft and queries.
Another annual staple on this list is literary agent Janet Reid’s Query Shark blog. Read the blog thoroughly to get many of your query letter questions answered. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, submit your query letter for the Shark to offer public suggestions for improving your query.
Made for writers searching for a literary agent, this free site features a database of more than 1,500 agents, a hub where you can organize and track your queries, and data on an agent’s response time, acceptance rate, and more. For more features, a free account can be upgraded to a premium account for a fee.