A Snarkling doing her colors wonders:
In general, what's your take on a green agent in a well established agency?
There's no way to make choosing an agent risk free. The only thing I tell you to absolutely steer clear of is:
1. anyone who charges money (of any sort, including expenses, if they haven't sold anything for you).
2. bad agency agreements (no way to disentangle, indentured servitude, first born children in lieu of cash..that stuff).
3. anyone who is coy about what they've sold (this means they tell you straight up that they are new and don't have sales)
Every agent starts out with zero sales. Someone starting out but affiliated with a large agency is most likely going to have access to their information on editors, the rolodex of phone numbers and a wealth of info.
Just make sure this is someone who values your work, and you can work with.