I checked my emails and got replies from 2 more of the 21 agents I emailed asking to submit my manuscript and two more rejections. One said 'sorry I cant help' and thats it!! Its a pretty harsh buisness!
This has got me questioning the actual probability of anyone of these agents even caring enough to read my book and its looking pretty slim! Is an AGENT the way to go??? I began searching the web yet again in hopes of finding an answer and came across this site.
He basicly says in Australia it is harder to get a good Literary Agent than a good publisher! He suggests going straight to a publisher as I would have more chance of getting somewhere!
Im definately not nieve enough to think that Ill get published first go but maybe I shouldnt put all my eggs in one basket and presume my book/books are going to find me an Agent... the agent route is probably harder, as you have to impress two lots of people rather than going straight to the source like I did with Allen and Unwin the first two times around. I may as well get as many publishers reading it as possible.
So thats my next mission to source all possible publishers of my book and start sending it out!!
Here's to following my dream!!!