I'm taking my own idea from another thread: ...since I think it's a shame that a few good threads have been sidetracked by this. The author-agent dynamic is a strange one. We make the money and agents take a cut of it - without us they would have no income. So it feels like we should be the ones with all the power and control, choosing from a pool of agents all clamouring to represent us. But because there are so many wannabe authors, the tables are turned. Agents are the ones in demand, able to pick and choose from around 30,000 queries a year when they could reasonable represent, what, 50 authors at any one time? Naturally this breeds resentment, frustration and bitterness among authors who want to be agented but aren't. Discuss?