My name is (name). I'm a (age/gender redacted---and NOT someone under 30 and thus perhaps just immature) in (city/state), who just discovered the joys of writing fiction two years ago. I'm in the middle of my first full-length manuscript -- a romantic thriller. I saw your name in the Crime Scene Writers Yahoo Group run by Wally Lind, retired forensics cop. You came with a high recommendation for mystery writers -- even though I'm working on a suspense novel. I'm also a member of RWA and the Kiss of Death Mystery and Suspense chapter.
I'm not ready to begin marketing my work yet, so you may wonder why I'm contacting you.
What I would like to know is: What can you, a literary agent, do for me besides brokering a better contract, thereby earning your keep? There it is. Straight forward and to the point
I'm beginning my interviewing process now so that when I'm ready I'll know who I want to represent my work.
My response: delete unanswered