1. I have several projects in various stages of completion. I'll be happy to send you a list and talk to you about what you're interested in.
First of all, query your projects one at a time. And don't offer to talk to me. I don't want to talk to you, I want to read your work.
2. " Are you taking new clients?" or "Can I send you a query?"
Assume yes. Don't take two emails to do what one can accomplish. Send the query. If I don't want it, I'll say no. Rejection won't kill you. I know this for an ironclad fact.
3. A synopsis
A synopsis is like a recitation of facts in a lawsuit. It doesn't have much verve or style. The purpose of a synopis is NOT to entice someone to read on (which IS the purpose of a query)
4. A first chapter/first five pages
When included with a cover letter, no problem. Just by themselves, no cover letter, they're useless.
5. A copy of your novel, printed and bound, with an ISBN.
Do I really need to explain this?
These kinds of emails are deleted without a response. The reason for this is simple: right now I have 247 unanswered emails. This isn't some sort of months long backlog. I only had SEVEN right before BEA two weeks ago.
I'm trying VERY hard to clear my inbox. If I don't have to respond I won't. I'm committed to answering every query letter I get. But, it has to be a query.