Well, I have received two rejection letters. The good news is that the letters do not actually say “Your book stinks.” Instead, they say “I don’t feel that I am the right agent for this book,” and “We only take on a few projects a year; not yours.” I’m not disheartened, however. I sent out nine queries, and these are only two responses. The other good news is that these were both queries that were letters only; no sample pages or chapters were sent. So, at this point, they are not actually judging the work, simply the description of the story.