Info about Literary Agents
ABCs of Publishing: About Agents
While there's no Golden Rule to "Being Published"; it appears the only way to get your foot in the door is to have a respected literary agent hold it open for you.
The 2005 Guide to Literary Agents
If you want or need an agent, there is no better source for information and
listings than this book.
The 2005 edition lists over 600 agents,
plus great listings of independent production companies and
script contests for screenwriters.
Answers to frequently asked questions about literary agents, from the Horror Writers Association
Agents: A Primer
A helpful article for children's book writers and illustrators, from the Purple Crayon Web site.
Donít give up the day job: not just good advice for authors
Did you know that most literary agents don't start off making a full-time living off their agenting?
Eleven Ways to Find the Agent or Publisher You Need
Some places to search for the right literary agent, from the Larsen-Pomada Literary Agency.
Formula for Making a Living as an Agent
"Trust me, the love for books is great and awesome and will carry you through the times when you are thinking, "I could have become a lawyer/hedge fund manager/doctor/garbage man and made more money than this!" but knowing what you have to do to achieve your goals can be a great motivator (or it can keep you in a safer, more traditional occupation). "
Information about Agents
A four part article dealing with the reasons for having an agent, how to find one,
A comprehensive listing with search capabilities, from Writers Net
Seven Things A Literary Agent Does
Information for business book authors from literary agent Martha Jewett.