Query Letter Confusion
General advice dictates sending one query letter at a time and waiting for a response before sending another one. Response times vary - I've had 1 week waits and I've had 6 month waits. Unsure what to do about the following. January 2009 - I sent a query (with SASE) for book#1 to Editor June 2009 - I hadn't received a response. Got a chance to talk to the Editor of that line, and she said to resend query for book#1 if I hadn't heard in 4 months. June 2009 - Since it had been six months, I resent my query for book#1 (with SASE) June 2009 - won contest and was invited to send query for book#2. July 2009 - mailed query for book#2 (with SASE). October 2009 - received form letter rejection not mentioning the title of the book (Dear Writer...). Which book was rejected? Book#1? Book#2? Both? As a writer, I try to be respectful of editors/agents time and not bother them with redundant queries, but in this case, I don't know how to proceed. I feel as though I can'