Amy Suiter-Clarke was on my MFA course and has just secured a literary agent for her novel. She’s blogged here about how she secured her agent – without a cold query.

I participated in three Twitter pitching contests and sent out dozens of queries before I found my agent. It took me nearly a year to get an offer. And while I know that isn’t long compared to some faithful writers who have been sending out novel after novel for years, I did gain some great experience along the way.

Passed on incase it’s useful to anyone else.