When querying an agent, is it wise to inform them of other agents who have requested pages? I am thinking of including something along the lines of "Currently, three agents are reading the full manuscript, and several others have requested partials."
I don't want to come across as arrogant, pushy or assuming. But I do think they should know where I'm at in the query process. Your thoughts?
At the query stage, no.
If an agent requests more, yes.
If you're querying me, and you tell me agents are already reading fulls/partials/whatevers, my inclination is to say "hey, wait, how far down your list am I?" If I request a full and you tell me others are reading I'm more likely to assume I'm slow, or this is a hot project that lots of people are asking to see.