Wondering why you can’t get an agent? There could be many reasons, but the first chapter is usually the culprit.
Here’s an article called, AGENTS AND FIRST CHAPTERS, that I alerted aspiring writers to in December of 2009. It links to author Livia Blackburne’s article, called 7 REASONS LITERARY AGENTS STOP READING YOUR FIRST CHAPTER. It was (and still is) extremely helpful to me, so I’m re-posting it for those who might have missed it.
Best wishes and happy writing,