I just started following literary agents on Twitter and discover a pitch competition on @DVpit. Agent Beth Phelan started this competition where underrepresented writers can pitch their novel to agents. It’s a great opportunity. The YA day is April 25th. For those of you that aren’t considered underrepresented writers there are other pitching and submission chances.
Look up an agent you are interested in a follow them. I’ve connected with a few agents this way. Twitter is more than just posting what you ate for dinner or did for the weekend. It can be a resource to getting an agent.