* If you realize your query has bad formatting after your copy and paste attempt, don’t apologize for it in your letter. Fix it or send it by snailmail instead.
* Do not cc multiple agents.
* Do not send 5 megs of attachments when cc:ing multiple agents. (Actually, don’t send attachments at all unless they are requested.)
* Do not resend your query every 3-4 days until you get a reply. Unless the agency in question states a turnaround time of 3-4 days. (Our response time for queries averages 3 weeks from receipt or so our official website says.)
* Do be sure to get my name right.
* It’s hard to believe you can’t find our submission guidelines when you are emailing to an address of info at maassagency.com which includes our domain name which is also a website that includes information on how to submit to our agency.