First, are you looking for an agent who doesn't charge upfront costs or one that sends a bill right away? There is a difference. (An agent that follows the Association of Author Representatives' canon of ethics does not charge reading fees.) Are you looking for editing or marketing services for your self-publishing or would you like to venture the traditional publishing route? Research is key! Just as one would research a company prior to an interview, so too should an author review a literary agency prior to sending a query letter or giving a pitch. Here are seven tips offered through Writer's Digest: http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/7-tips-for-pitching-to-an-agent-or-editor-at-a-conference While Metamorphosis Literary Agency is new, we're honest and hardworking.