I didn't know how to phrase the Subject, sorry about that.
I've been told that finding a literary agent is needed to get published or recognised by a publisher. But finding a good literary agent is a very complicated process. I was wondering if literary agents and publishers take age into consideration?
I've been writing a book since the age of eleven and gradually progressing with the same idea, up until my current age (I've just turned seventeen). I'm currently writing my second draft in-between studying for exams, but I'm always irritated by the fact a literary agent may not even consider reading what I've written due to my age.
About two years ago I sent in my prologue and book synopsis to a Publisher (that accepted material without a literary agent) and they emailed me back saying they wanted the whole manuscript. I decided against it because I was afraid the story wasn't complete(and that I had no idea of the publishing process.) I'm glad I didn't because it really needed a second draft.
I would love some advice and tips on literary agents etc, any comments are welcome. :) What age do you think is the 'right' age for aspiring to be published?