Queried 3 agents last week and 6 agents today - all by email. Most just request a query letter (SHORT synopsis - like back of book jacket, info about length, genre, etc), but a few ask for some pages from the manuscript.
I’ve identified agents to query using two different websites - querytracker.com and agentquery.com. An author can search the site by genre or other criteria to choose which agents she’d like to query.
Already have 2 rejections. Go me! Heh.
Actually I’d rather have the rejection than just send the query off into the blankness of cyberspace with nary a response. So, thanks to the agents who are quick with the responses.
(For those who are new readers, I've written two novels - one is edited and being marketed to literary agents, the other is going to be edited beginning TOMORROW! I'm excited, since I haven't looked at it since November 30th, when NaNoWriMo ended.)