Is July typically a month in which agents take vacation?
I just send out another round of queries last week, and, oddly, I haven't heard any responses yet. I mean, many agents take several weeks to respond, of course, that's normal. But typically, in any batch of ten or so, there are a couple who turn it around in 48 hours, though usually with a rejection.
Not that I'm in a big hurry to get rejections, mind you.
Of the queries I have out there, there are three who are currently closed to new queries; a planned, temporary closure from July to September in all three cases. I find this fascinating. Is summer the unusually heavy time for querying? Or is it that three months of closure is necessary to be able to take a mere two weeks of vacation?