Okay there are probably many things that I don't know about since I don't have an agent, but there is one thing I wish agents would do during the query process.
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When you send a query by email, I wish they would send an automatic email back saying they received the query.
Not so hard.
There's actually a few that already do. But for those who don't this would save a lot of wondering. Lots of times you read on an agent's website. "If you don't hear from us within three months, you can safely assume we are not interested in your project."
If they sent an email back, this thought would never cross my mind. I haven't heard back yet, how do I know if the agent even got the email or if they just weren't interested.
Note: Some agents do say if you don't hear from us, then resend, but see insecure writer feeling above.
But wouldn't all of these problems be solved with an automatic reply that says: "Thank you for your interested in PN Literary, we take every query seriously and will get back to you as soon as we can."
Maybe I'm just being crazy and there's a reason most agents don't do this. If you know, please share.
How about you? Is there any one thing you wish agents would do?