Third time’s the charm, I suppose. I got my third and final query rejection from a somewhat new agent, but she has been so classy in rejecting my work (LOVE IS THE BRIDGE, CAMILLE’S TRAVELS, and LITTLE RITUALS) that I want to recommend her to you. You could do a lot worse than send her a query–that is, if you have something that fits her needs and wants.
I’m disappointed that we didn’t connect, but anyway, she put it very kindly.
“I’m so sorry to be saying no to you again, but I’m going to pass on
LITTLE RITUALS. I actually rather liked your query, but the sample
you included didn’t captivate me. Since we’ve struck out three times, perhaps it would be best if you tried another agent. I’d be open to hearing from you again in the future, but it seems like we’re just not meshing at this particular moment in time.”
Story of my life. But anyhow, that was class. She made me feel as if she’d actually read the work. If some of the agents out there who are far less compassionate would follow her example, the world would be a nicer place.
Study up on her before you query, though. She’s Jessica Alvarez, new to BookEnds. Check those guidelines first.
As Scarlett always said, “Tomorrow’s another day . . . unless it isn’t.”