I have written 2 picture books and my adult daughter has illustrated them for me. Does it help if I already give a teacher development workshop on using picture books in middle school classrooms? Where can I find a literary agent who will look at my work? Will it be helpful to have a mag article published first? I also have a short story that could be published in nearly any women or family magazines. How do I go about getting the story published, if that is what's necessary for my picture books to be looked at?