The feedback I've been getting from my Query, runs something like this: Really interesting. No thank-you. I'm not sure if that is polite-speak for it sucks, or, simply not their thing. So, how to get a foot in the publishing door: A) Pound harder; B) Open a window (i.e. write a different genre/category book entirely); C) Quit: it's too hard.Here are my thoughts:
This is most likely a form rejection.
This could mean:
A. Your query does suck (sorry, it happens, they're hard!)
B. Your concept is overdone (ie the genre is dead)
C. You're not querying the right people (hey I get a lot of queries from screenwriters so this happens)
What you should do:
1. Have some critique partners/beta readers/friends who write (etc) read your query. Get some feedback. Figure out if it's your query or if it's your book.
I'm going to say that if you've gotten 0 requests it's your query. If you had a good query, a few agents (especially new agents or agents who really love a genre) will request.
2. If it's your query, revise accordingly. You want your query to make people sit up and say "Oooh and then what happens?"
3. After you've resent your queries, start working on something else that's completely different.
4. Never quit. :)