Emily, I just finished reading the piece on you in this month's Elle. I admire your work and even more, your honesty and strength. What advice could you offer for an unpublished fiction writer like myself who is eager to find an agent? Thank you for your time!
My #1 tip is to look at the acknowledgments section of books you like or books that are like yours. Everyone thanks their agent, but you can usually tell when people are SINCERELY thanking their agents. Then contact those agents and say how much you loved [book x]!