Ok, the second one stung a little more, because I had higher hopes. Email queries sure can speed things up.
Here they are in full:
#1: Dear Nicole,
Thank you for your recent e-mail and for reading my blog, I appreciate it. I regret to say that I don’t feel that I’m the most appropriate agent for your work.
However, opinions vary considerably in this business, and I wish you the best of luck in your search for representation.
(the actual agent)
#2 Dear Nicole,
Thank you for submitting your query to —-. While your proposal shows merit, I’m afraid it’s not right for us. As I’m sure you know, this is a very subjective business, and no doubt another agent will feel differently. Best of luck in your writing career.