I sent you a query letter (see below). Last week two agents requested to see the manuscript of [Title of manuscript]. I’m letting you know out of professional courtesy, but honestly because out of all the agents I have researched I wish we could “click” and work together.* I value the tone of your website and your [specific feature of company/website]. And of course, your professional representation.
I have a full book proposal, synopsis, and finished manuscript.
- This was this author's best and only option for getting our attention--this had been sitting in the company's query inbox for awhile, and no one had responded yet.
- Having two requests isn't, in the grand scheme of things, amazingly impressive--that said, because this is sweetly written (and her query was on the fence, hence its not getting a response yet), it tipped me over into the "Yes, I'll take a look" category.
* Note: You don't have to say this--and don't, if it isn't true! But if it is true, go for it--then we're sure that, if we go ahead and read this quickly and like it, we have a good chance of securing you as our client.