Dear Miss Snarkalicious (if Fergie can do it, so can you!);
I sent queries to several agents five months ago and have yet to hear from three of them. I'm not talking about partial or full manuscripts, mind you - only a simple one-page document. These are reputable agents by all standards including P&E. Frankly, I find it rude. I know your Holy Snarkness would never perpetrate such an injustice but I'd like your take on it. Could my queries be so bad that they've decided to completely ignore me? Have I been branded "Nitwit of the Year" without my knowledge?
Let me add that I am a published author and president of my RWA chapter, not a fresh-off-the-turnip-truck newbie. What gives?
Are they still alive? You'd be surprised how many people query agents who have gone to the slush pile in the sky.
Did you include an SASE?
Seriously, stuff happns. Letters get lost, addresses are wrong, stamps fall off, I get mail back that people addressed to themselves. I've had to re-address envelopes when the zip code was unreadable. I've had to stamp so called SASEs.
Query again. It's not always what you think.