The hurricane has passed New York City and the literary agents are free to head off to the Hamptons for the weekend, without fear of being rained out.
No queries are being read, by and large. It's the end of the summer being mourned, and grief over the coming of winter is occupying every mind.
It's a good time for authors in search of representation to get their submissions together and send them off via snail mail where appropriate. The e-mail submission should be stored away in the drafts folder, ready to go on Tuesday.
However, you would want to check the agent's website to be sure they're accepting queries and verify that the end of summer holiday isn't extended into the following week.
Newcomers to the query game won't know that, you see, and they'll end up on the black list while you earn points for style. Every little bit helps, especially when unemployment is high and there's a crowd thinking they could write a book to make a buck it's so easy and they're wasting the agents' valuable time while your well-done query gets a brief glance by someone in a foul mood.
The window of opportunity is opening, and it's only open until Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays come around. Let the querying begin.