Small presses and agents

Had I known what hard work finding a small press that might be interested in would be Writing the Entertaining Story would be, I would’ve allotted more time for this exercise. I’m also doing an agent search, which I have never done before, in the face of some people telling me that “all agents are dishonest and I shouldn’t go the agent route.” Of course I will not need an agent if I find a small press that will publish WTES but the practical side of me says I should probably be looking at both agents and small presses… and work with whichever one bears fruit first.

But honestly, it irks me that if I’d gone the Indie route WTES would be published this very week. I hope I am making the right decision.