I've spent the last year or so searching for a literary agent to represent my books to publishers, but no luck. Somebody just told me that my time might be better spent finding small (and legit) publishing houses that accept queries from authors and trying to go through them. It probably won't land me a huge deal like a bigger house would offer, but at least I'd be getting somewhere. What do you guys think? Also, while we're here, does anybody have any specific agents or publishers they'd recommend I submit to? I need someone who's looking for young adult urban fantasy. Thanks!