Looking for an agent? I have two new tools for you today...
Per Publishers Weekly, WEbook Launches AgentInBox to Connect Authors and Agents Online. WeBook, an online writer's community, is offering a new service for writers to narrow down their search for an appropriate agent - AgentInBox. Agents sign up (free) to have their criteria posted and have qualified submissions forwarded to them (there are eight agencies so far - I'm betting mostly for the adult market). Writers can submit their queries and after being vetted as a qualified submission (properly formatted, query matches submission, etc.) their submissions will be forwarded to the appropriate agent. What a fabulous idea! I hope we see more of this - especially for the children's book market. Not sure it's a good tool for our genre just yet, but I'll keep you posted as I learn more.
AuthorAdvance is in beta but looks like it could also be a good tool. I'm not sure it's so much search engine as it is information on agents you're researching, but it looks interesting. My agent is in there too!
Good luck! :) e