Dear Miss Snark,
I sent out a query letter for my novel to an agent who, incredibly, replied the same day and asked for five pages. I happily agreed to send them, only to receive a rejection letter a few hours later because the story didn't draw her in as much as she had hoped. Since she's one of only two people who've requested to see more pages, I thought long and hard on the subject, and decided that I could drastically change the opening pages to make them more action-picked and more to the point.
My question is, would it be improper to requery this agent? She showed initial interest, and one would only hope that she might be interested if there were some changes to what originally didn't compel her. Just curious if I burned that bridge.
Do not re-query, particularly not this soon.
There are MANY agents. Give the others a chance.
There are ways that agents indicate they want to see re-writes, re-drafts, or re-submits and "sorry not for me" isn't one of them.