Bruha Barbara

In case you haven’t been following this story, there’s a literary agent of low repute. Her name is Barbara Bauer. Because of her business practicees, she showed up on the 20 Worst Agents list. You can also read about her and others like her at Writer Beware and Preditors and Editors. Other links on this topic (as suggested by Making Light): Everything you wanted to know about literary agents and On the getting of agents.

Bruha Barbara went on the offensive after her name showed up on that list. She has tried to get people fired. She has threatened legal action. She pulled strings with an internet provider and had Absolute Write (a long standing resource for writers with a very large following) shut down. In general, she’s done everything in her power to draw attention to the fact that she’s on the list of 20 Worst Agents .
As a result, many people have read the carefully constructed case against her than would have, if she had sat quietly in the corner.

I don’t think much of an internet provider who would boot a long standing website — of good repute — on the basis of a complaint from one person with questionable motives. It all smacks of censorship, and that I really don’t like. So take note of the 20 Worst Agents list, and be informed when you go out looking for representation.