Thanks so much for offering me the chance to consider your material. Unfortunately, your project does not seem right for me.  It’s important that you find an agent who will represent you to the best of his or her ability, so I’m going to have to step aside from asking to represent your manuscript.

You should know that my decision reflects my present work-load, and the type and amount of material which I’m presently representing.  It does not reflect on your material, and I certainly encourage you to continue to seek representation, especially since this is such a subjective business — what works for one agent or publisher may not work as well for another (I’m afraid, though, that I cannot recommend someone for it). Our website, yayad.com contains a wealth of information for writers.

Also, please keep in mind that I welcome queries for exciting new projects from authors who have previously submitted other projects to me.

Best of luck!

“Also, please keep in mind that I welcome queries for exciting new projects from authors who have previously submitted other projects to me.” And why, pray tell, would anyone who got an impersonal note like this resubmit? If anyone knows the answer, I’d love to hear it.

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