I started off the New Year with a new query and a new round of submissions. Nothing big, just six or seven letters to test the strength of the fresh hook.
Within five days, I had a request for a full manuscript.
From the same round of queries, I received a form rejection from Cara Krenn at Kneerim & Williams. She's taken over for Melissa Grella, who has gone on to better things than reading slush piles in a Boston law office.
Same query. Two different outcomes.
Something appealed to one agent and not another. One agent was looking for new clients and one had a full roster.
Yes, it is indeed a highly subjective business. That's what keeps you going when a normal person would have hung it up long ago.