Seriously don’t get this…

I keep coming across writers who talk about how they’ve sent their MS out to 300* agents and gotten rejected by all of them and… what’s seriously killing me about this is: where are they FINDING 300 agents?!

I’ve searched and searched and only found 4 that even vaguely look like they might accept the types of books I write.

Are these people who submit to 300 agents just flinging their MS out like confetti and hoping that something sticks? Without any regard to what these agents _actually_ are interested in or sell?

or do these people have access to a large DB of agents than I’ve been made aware of? (if they do – where’s this mystical DB and how do I access it too?)

 

*300 being a slight exaggeration, but I recall coming across several people who’ve sent their MS to at least a hundred agents.