How do you get your work out there? How does anyone find out who you are?
You need to take a few risks. Have people look at your work, see how people feel about the writing. A great way to do this is through agent contests. Here is one I feel is worth sharing (plus I'm considering entering):
The "Dear Lucky Agent Contest" for middle grade and YA writers (with Regina Brooks).
WHAT TO SUBMIT
The first 150-200 words of your unpublished, book-length work of middle grade or young adult fiction. You must include a contact e-mail address with your entry and use your real name. Also, submit the title of the work and a logline (one-sentence description of the work) with your entry.
(paragraph copied from Guide to Literary Agents)
Top 3 winners all get: 1) A critique of 10 pages of your work, by your agent judge. 2) A free one-year subscription to WritersMarket.com. (paragraph copied from Guide to Literary Agents) *squeal!* Why not try!
If you write for middle grade or YA, I suggest jumping on over and taking a look! The contest ends April 14th, so time is running out! Yikes, I'd better get my stuff on over! Good luck guys!