I am a snarky young woman living in New York City. I've been studying publishing and working some menial publishing jobs for the last year or two. I've been thinking (much to the dismay of my Better Judgement) that I would like to get into the agenting side of things.
My question is this: how did you go about the transformation from plain ol' Betty-Louise Snark from East Cupcake, Illinois to Miss Snark, the Literary Agent?
Why would anyone would want to leave Cupcake -- let alone leaving Cupcake for Snarkville?
Well, you qualify for the first requirement: you're clearly deranged.
Second of course is you want to slink over to a literary agency that is hiring Bright Young Cupcakes and apply for work. You may need to be a slave..I mean intern for awhile, but lots of people hire their interns.
There are lots of kinds of agents: one person juggling acts such as Miss Snark, all the way up to the behemoth ICM. There are some stops in between at multiple person shops or bigger firms that have lots of agents working for them.
Best place, as always, to get the scoop is Publishers Marketplace.
As to how to become a stiletto heeled Snark, well, some Snarks are born, some are made and some have Snarkness thrust upon them. Miss Snark of course is all three. Genuflect as needed.