For Canadian literary agents, start here: Association of Canadian Publishers—Get Published: Literary Agents
For US literary agents, start here: Agent Query
BONUS: you can search this database for agents who handle erotica
For UK literary agents, start here: Wiki List of UK Literary Agencies
Have a lot of fun here: LiteraryRejections.org, an evolving database of 285 literary agencies around the world… and writers’ stories of rejection from them. Also, some very useful tidbits, interviews, insights.
If they all say no: target publishers who don’t require gatekeepers. Or, self-publish. The time of the gate-keeper is almost over, isn’t it.
You: So who’s your agent?
THE STORY of how Tell Me got rejected by every Canadian literary agent in Canada–and twice that many abroad–but still found a major publisher is told on m jane colette and Wattpad every Wednesday. Last Week: Confession 10: Rejection blows goats.