Some good news…
As my last post showed, there was a setback. Over that weekend, I sent out another round of queries after finding a great website: http://www.agentquery.com/
It’s a great website that has even more listings of agents that you can filter by expertise (fantasy, YA, etc) and it shows whether they prefer snail-mail queries or e-mail queries. I’ve already heard back from several, including one yesterday who requested a partial manuscript (first 50 pages).
It is amazing how many thousands of queries go out each day and how agents are so swamped with them. The good news is that agents only want to take on clients that they are passionate about. That they believe in. So for me, it’s just a matter of time before I find the one that will align best with my style and vision of fiction.