Includes a forum titled “Bewares and Background Check,” to share information about about publishers, agents, and producers. Here's where to check in about publishers, agents, and producers. Need to know if someone is legit? Want to share your experiences?
This is a free service which allows searches by genre. It provides agent names/contacts with the types of works each agent is seeking to represent and also lists recent book deals.
Agent Research and Evaluation
A somewhat pricey service which provides a listing of reputable agents who represent works like yours. If you’ve got more money than time, this might be for you.
Association of Authors’ Representatives
This is a limited free database of those agents who belong to the AAR.
A subscription service with a database that covers agents, editors, publishers, book manufacturers, wholesalers, associations, awards, etc. There is free user access, but it’s limited to company names and addresses only.
A free source for literary agent information that allows writers to organize their search for representation and track their submissions online.
Preditors & Editors
Rates agents, editors, and publishers according to ethical criteria. Check here first before submitting to any agent.
You have to pay a monthly fee to join, but then you can search the database for the latest book deals by genre, search for agents by author or genre and see what book deals they’ve landed over the past few years. You can also search through book reviews and more
In alphabetical order, this is a list of the currently active literary agencies about which Writers Beware has received the largest number of complaints over the years.