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When I first started putting together a list of agents to submit queries to I was going back and forth between a spreadsheet and text in Evernote. The spreadsheet provided a better organizational layout of the data, the text in Evernote was more easily accessible from different locations.
Then I found QueryTracker.
Here's what makes QueryTracker so great:
- QueryTracker is a free database that lists agents who represent all types of genres. You can search by agent name, agency name, and, more importantly, by genre -- and save your own list of agents.
- Each agent's profile has their contact information, how they prefer to accept queries, and writers they represent.
- Each agent's profile has a Comments section where other writers who have or are querying that same agent report on their querying experience. (This gives you a good idea of how long an agent takes in getting back to the querying writer.)
- QueryTracker allows you to put a Watch on an agent, allowing you to easily discover if a new comment has been added and/or an agent's status has changed.
- Your saved Agent List can be viewed in several ways -- by all agents selected, by those agents who you've sent queries to, those agents with outstanding queries/submissions, those agents not yet queried, etc.
- The premium (paid) version allows you to track more than one project and gives you access to additional reporting tools.
QueryTracker was a convenient, essential tool in helping me keep track of the agents I wanted to query and of their responses. If you haven't tried it out, you really should.