November 24, 2006

Finding an Agent-2: Writer Beware's Top 10 List

Writer Beware keeps an updated online list of the worst agents out there. They have compiled a list of the twenty literary agents with the worst reputations at their site: these are the most notorious of the past two decades.

From that listing, here are Writer Beware's top ten:

The Abacus Group Literary Agency
Allred and Allred Literary Agents (refers clients to "book doctor" Victor West of Pacific Literary Services)
Barbara Bauer Literary Agency
Benedict Associates (also d/b/a B.A. Literary Agency)
Sherwood Broome, Inc. (also d/b/a Stillwater Literary Agency, LLC)
Capital Literary Agency (formerly American Literary Agents of Washington, Inc.; also d/b/a Washington Agency and Washington Literary Agency)
Desert Rose Literary Agency
Arthur Fleming Associates
Finesse Literary Agency (also d/b/a/ Elite Finesse Literary Agency)
Brock Gannon Literary Agency

The full list: http://www.sfwa.org/beware/twentyworst.html
Writer Beware's Writer Alert Page: http://www.sfwa.org/beware/
Writer Beware's FAQ: http://www.sfwa.org/beware/overview.html
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