Two agents have passed on the full of my manuscript but have said variations of "I'd love to see this again if you decide to revise it." (Which of course I'm doing.) When I resubmit, do I just re-send my query and ask if they still want to see it again? Assume they want a partial or a full and just send that? I don't want to over-step, but I don't want to get lost in the slush pile either.
The best course of action is to ask.
Here's how to do that: COPY and PASTE the email they sent you about revisions. Paste it at the bottom of the email. Above that you write: Dear Snookums, I've taken your advice and revised. The full ms is 138,004,201.01 words. May I send a partial or full?
Here's a reminder about the novel: and that's where you paste the query you used when you originally queried (making changes as needed to reflect the revisions)
If your query had a packing list it would look like this:
1. Subject line: revised (per your advice) ms: TITLE
2. Dear Snookums, I've taken your advice and revised. The full ms is 138,004,201.01 words. May I send a partial or full?
3. Query, tweaked for revisions
4. Agent's email to you about revisions
5. YOUR signature.
Just a reminder to all you eager beavers out there: the ONLY time you send a revision is when the agent has requested it. Just cause you've revised doesn't mean I've changed my position on whether I want to read the full. I pass on good, publishable material every day. Some books just aren't for me. A lot of those books do quite nicely too.