I have recently sent a query letter to an agent and this was his answer:
This sounds ambitious, and could have potential, but I wouldn't be the right agent for it – you might try the [Name of Agency] on this, or [Name of Agency].
[Name of agent]
What exactly was his point? If it has potential why didn't he want it and "threw" me to other agencies?
This is called a referral. You thank your lucky stars for it right fucking now and send him email saying same.
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