I know you all already know there’s tons of fantastic information out there in the blogosphere about the publishing process (*ahem* Myself included, if I may be so bold), and I do so like when I come across something particularly brilliant. And because I’m big into sharing lately, I get to share it with you, if you haven’t already seen it. To whit: one Moonrat, recovering editorial assistant, on why authors need an agent:
I still see people — some of them friends — stumbling through the whole process of book submissions and somehow arriving at the conclusion that, in their case, at least, unagented submissions are a way to go.
They are wrong. All authors seeking publication should work with agents on their projects. Sure, there are exceptions to this rule. But even the exceptions are ill-advised.
Go read the whole thing.