You guys, I can't believe I am doing this, because I've never done it, not in 20 years (even when I was on maternity leave) but I am closing to queries for a few months. I truly hate to do this, but the demands of running an eight-person agency (watch this space for an announcement of another new agent soon!) plus managing my own robust and exciting client list, mean that I need to take a little break to catch up. I'll re-open again in a little over three months, let's say January 1, 2014.
In the meantime, if I have requested a ms from you, or you are referred by a client or someone I know, I am happy to hear from you. If I meet you at a conference and request your work, it is considered a solicited query/manuscript and will definitely be considered.
If you queried me prior to this announcement (made at the end of the day on September 20, 2013), I will still consider the query.
All other queries will not be responded to, although you will receive an auto-response saying I am closed to queries.
I wish everyone the best with all their writing endeavors and look forward to hearing from you after December 31, 2013.