Here’s an interview with a top literary agent about the first five pages of your novel. Amy Boggs is currently open to queries. See her preferences on the Donald Maass Literary Agency site. (Also, be sure to read The Fire in Fiction by Donald Maass. It’s amazing!)
Read this, if you are tempted to pitch your book to an editor on Twiiter (unless it is a special Twitter event AND you have done your homework about said event.)
Here’s an educational Storify. It chronicles an agent’s slush pile of queries with reasons for passing on projects.
Don’t miss this complete guide to writing an effective query letter.
I’m saving it for the day I finish the rewrite on my book.
Now, I’m going downstairs to make dinner.
Here’s help for writers crafting queries. See critiques of queries submitted by other writers or submit your own.