Greetings, everyone. Please post your views on agents, and whether or not it's even necessary to have one in this day and age. I'm of two minds on this, and just about nearing the time when I need to make a decision on trying to acquire one. In my mind - Pro: you might have access to major publishing companies that won't even look at anything without an agent Con: you could be wasting valuable time trying to get an agent when that time could have been spent putting your manuscript in the hands of a smaller publisher. Also, they take a cut of what might not be very much $$ in the end. Thank you for your input.