It only took a week from the moment of query to the moment of rejection. *sigh*
While I’m bummed out as I really would love to work with this agent, I’m going to keep on keepin’ on and see what happens next. I think my next stop will be Barnes and Noble where I’ll pick up the 2011 Publishers Marketplace book and start digging through it for leads on agents to query.
Then again, the Pikes Peak Writers Conference registration opens up tomorrow. I’ll definitely check out the list of agents that will be there and see if I can land a pitch appointment or two.
The query that I sent off on Christmas Day was rejected last night. That’s a four day turn around time. That’s fantastic for an agent where some of them (through no fault of their own due to their ever-increasing workload) are required to make writers wait weeks or months. I’m very happy for the quick response, but the rejection stings a little. They all do. No need for me to pick myself up off the floor, though. I’m ready to move on to other agents and continue querying.
Oh. The text of the rejection? Here it is:
Thank you for your submission. At this time I am not interested.