Chip MacGregor started MacGregor Literary in Hillsboro, OR  and has been in the business for a long time.  Like many literary agents who share their experiences, Chip too offers useful advice to budding authors who dream of getting their work published. Read what he has to say on ” Choosing An Agent “. It covers a lot of ground on

why you would need an agent, what an agent can and cannot do for you and what you should be prepared for before you sign up with one.

I found the advice very sensible and practical. I am sure you will too.