In case you manage to get a new agent, this dude nicely posted a sample literary agreement you can use as a kind of contract. Is it any good? I don't know fershizzle, but have a looksee for yourself. Writes blogger Dean Wesley Smith in defense of the idea: "...many writers are choosing to hire an Intellectual Properties attorney to do contracts. So this checklist is only for those thinking of hiring an agent. I want to be clear on the fact that I agree that an agent is not required. But if you do decide to try an agent to help negotiate a contract, at least hire the agent under your terms."