These are the reasons your queries from August-October got a deafening round of silence rather than a reply
1. Attachments (15)
I don't open or read attachments. I can't reply that it's right (or not right) for me if I HAVE NOT READ IT.
2. Not finished (5)
I don't request anything that isn't finished. For fiction that means the novel. For non-fiction that means the proposal. Included here are the emails that asked if I'd like to read a query in a certain category. (just query)
3. Querying for multiple books (3)
I only consider one book at a time.
4. No story (3)
If your query is about how famous you are or what your writing journey was or about the situation you want to fix, I don't care. Right now I only care about the story you want to tell. I can't tell you if I want (or don't want) to read it I you don't tell me what it is.
5. Not the author (1)
I don't respond to queries sent by people who aren't the author. If you're too important or busy to ask me to read your query, I'm too unimportant to be your agent.
6. Jpgs of queries (1)
This might be my favorite example of a subtle indicator of someone I do NOT want to work with. They sent a query letter, but as a jpg. And a blurry one at that. If I can't read it, I can't respond.
7. Huh? (2)
So convoluted I couldn't figure out what the topic was, let alone the story. Included in this are the queries that send links rather than use words.
8. "I can't be bothered" (2)
People who send emails that say "just read this and let me know if you want more."
There's a reason I ask that you include a query letter. If you don't want to do it, ok. I don't want to respond.
Everyone reading this blog is probably savvy enough to avoid these mistakes.
Even a modicum of research will keep you on the right path. If you're worried about making these kinds of mistakes, you won't.