Dear Miss Snark,
I have a question for you that you may have covered in the past, but feel it would take me months to get back to the first entry to find out the answer so if you don't mind responding, I would appreciate it.
Question: Do you represent children's book writers?
Just a one word reply of YES or NO will do. I don't want to waste any more of your valuable time than I am right now with a query if the answer is NO.
Were you thinking of sending Miss Snark a query?
Don't do it.
I don't take equeries on the blog.
And you don't have a clue about who Miss Snark is and you should not query an agent you don't know. One of Miss Snark's colleagues has just finished a project answering query letters sent to an agent who is dead. Talk about careful research.
Look in listings such as Agent Query and Writers Market and Publishers Marketplace. Look for agents who say "children" "YA" or some hint they do the kind of work you write. Don't mention your status as Nitwit of the Day in your publishing credentials. It will be our little secret.