I received an offer of rep a little while ago, and as any loyal Reider would do, I notified all the other agents with the manuscript (and those with the query less than a month, plus those with the query longer than a month but who said they responded to all queries).
I got responses back from most within a few days—either they would read and get back by the deadline, or they would step aside—but not from two of them with the full. Should I follow up in case they didn't see the first Offer of Rep email? I worry in particular because I did an R&R for one of them, and we've talked on Twitter from time to time, so I don't want to accidentally snub them if they didn't get the first email.
Am I overthinking things? To borrow a phrase, it's woodlands all the way down.
No, you're not overthinking things.
Just yesterday I got an email from a writer who queried before the date I showed on the blog as "caught up through" but not heard back.
I had no record of a query from her, and nothing in my spam file.
Where the hell was the email?
Who knows, but it sure wasn't here.
I was very glad she'd reached out again.
Given that you have a deadline, I would suggest you reach out one more time.
With the agent you've talked to on Twitter and done an R&R for, mention that in the email too. (Yes, sometimes we forget things.)
In the end though, you're not at fault if they don't reply. You tried, more than once. That's all decorum requires.