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?
Miss Snark replied:
This is called a referral. You thank your lucky stars for it right fucking now and send him email saying same.
Clues are on special this week at Wal-Mart. Stock up.
And lo! and behold, the email provides this follow up:
What do you mean by that? Should I send the same agent again the query letter?
Here is the best advice I've ever given anyone: stop querying. Stop right now. You are so clue free as to be a menace to yourself. You may have the next Harry Potter on your harddrive but like a 10 year old in a Ferrari, you can't see over the wheel. Spend some time learning about the industry. Don't rush. Right now you've got your head so far up your alimentary canal you'll be able to lick your lips.
Do us all a favor, sit quietly and learn something.