I've updated my submission guidelines, both here and on AgentQuery. If you're a writer thinking about querying me, please do take a moment to look them over carefully. The primary change is the addition of this sentence:
Queries that disregard my submission guidelines will no longer be guaranteed a response.
I'm currently receiving more than 500 queries per week. With so many of you working hard to write good queries that actually do take my submission guidelines into account, it's unfair of me to spend any time at all on those writers who don't bother to do their homework. This is my way of thinning out the herd.
Also, if you do receive a rejection from me, please don't email me to ask me why I passed, how you can fix your manuscript, or for recommendations to any other agents. I simply don't have time to answer your questions, period. Additionally, it's not necessary to email me a thank you. While I appreciate the sentiment, it's just another unnecessary email taking a chunk of time out of my day.
Now, back to the in-box!