Maria Schneider, former editor of Writer's Digest Magazine, has a fantastic website, Editor Unleashed. The great information found on her site, is useful to all kinds of writers.
Next Wednesday, March 11, from 1-2 (EST) literary agent Michael Bourett, of the Dystel & Goderich Literary Agency, will have a live chat in the Editor Unleashed Forum. You must first register on the site in order to access this part of the forum (pretty painless process).
There is information on Michael in the Guest Agents and Authors section of the Forum. Here is what he is currently looking for:
I'm definitely open to submissions from new writers. I'm looking for the same thing I'm always looking for: quality fiction and nonfiction, both commercial and literary, ranging from middle grade through adult. While I do represent some picture book authors, it's not an area in which I'm looking to grow. I do not handle sci-fi, fantasy, or poetry. YA is really my great love, and I love gritty, realistic stories, as well as paranormal and horror.
If you write the type of books Michael represents and are looking for an agent, don't miss this opportunity to ask him a question or two.