I have been querying agents for a LONG time and getting no responses whatever. I have thought of sending my work direct to editors at businesses that are so tiny they consider unagented work.
The problem is, if I do that and decide to query agents again I am required to send a list of rejecting editors with every query.
If I try to find an agent again and have to submit a list with each query of 2,000 editors who think my writing is crap I am concerned I won’t get loads of enthusiastic responses. The question is, how does an aspiring author submit a long and depressing list of editors who opine that HE CAN’T WRITE and convince the agent that they are all wrong and he is the next David Baldacci and the agent should send a contract without even asking for a writing sample before a competitor gets a shot at this hot literary property? You can see the point. Bypass the agent world and I may be singing, “Lulu.com, here I come.” Either way any dreams of blistering fame and enduring fortune seem to be evaporating around here.
I struck out the last part of your question because you're operating from an incorrect assumption. You do NOT need to send a list of rejecting editors with ANY query let alone EVERY.
Where did you get this information?
IT'S WRONG and worse it's evil and malicious because it clearly has discouraged you and writers don't need any extra helpings of that.
Find the place you got that info and send me the link. The Sharque needs to chomp on that and right now.