Have I mentioned how important it is to do your homework before submitting queries to agents? How you should use websites like Query Tracker and Agent Query and Publishers Marketplace and the great blog Literary Rambles to find the appropriate agent for your work? How doing your research should include reading an agent’s blog and their agency website and perhaps even an interview of said agent, to see if you might be a good match for each other? Sometimes, following the agent on Facebook or Twitter can give you a good sense of what the agent is like, and you can get familiar with issues that might be near and dear to his or her heart, so maybe if you’re on the total opposite end of the political spectrum from a given agent you won’t query that hypothetical agent with a non-fiction project that might just make the agent cringe, curse or rant on her blog. Just saying.