Dear Miss Snark,
I received a rejection with a very nice hand written note saying to consider this agent again in the future. What is the etiquette for such a compliment (besides, of course, contacting the agent with my next project)? Is a thank you note in order?
Thanks and the blog rocks.
Yes, that would be very nice. I'm much more likely to remember you after gracious, sincere thank you note than I am from "you told me to query on the next project."
Sincere is the hard part.
Here are the bones of a nice note I got this week:
Dear Miss Snark
Thank you for considering my partial (title).
I am sorry it wasn't right for your list.
Your time and effort are much appreciated.
Your comments provided very helpful guidance I will use in my further efforts.
Rejected but not snotty about it
You see the structure, right? Follow it.
No groveling. No whining, no bribes (unless of course Mr. Clooney hand delivers the letter).