Searching for a Literary Agent in NYC can be a daunting task. But it is an essential one. It's true that the easiest way to find representation is through someone you know who already has industry contacts. But let's pretend you are a screenwriter who does not have any connections in Hollywood. Then where do you begin?
Well first, after you have spent hours upon hours pouring your heart and soul into creating your inspired masterpiece a finished screenplay or novel manuscript emerges. The first question you should ponder is whether or not your screenplay or manuscript is ready. Sure you think it is. But there are questions that need to be answered first before it is ready for the masses.
Have someone else read your screenplay.
Having a fresh pair of eyes read your screenplay or manuscript can give you a new perspective. Identify any weaknesses in your story. They will need to be addressed and resolved prior to submitting your screenplay or novel manuscript to a literary agent.
You want to write a screenplay that is strong and meaningful a story that speaks to its audience.
So you need to know what audience you are writing for. Literary agents specialize in certain genres. Knowing the market for your screenplay or manuscript will help you to know which agent you should be approaching.