This has happened to me a couple of times now. I query an agent I'm interested in working with, and I get a response asking for the manuscript from another agent at the firm, one who I've never heard of. How should a wannabe take this?
Let's see. An agent at an established agency wants to read your work.
What to do, what to do.
Oh wait, I know!
Write a letter, or better yet, PHONE and demand to know WHY this person you've never heard of would have the temerity to want to see YOUR WORK.
What on earth possesses them??
Do they not know you queried Agent Q and ONLY Agent Q!??
Oh wait...Agent Q has a full roster, is going on maternity leave, doesn't handle this kind of work, thinks you're a nitwit so you've been passed on to another agent instead of being sent a rejection letter.
By god, you'll get to the bottom of THIS!!!