What happens when you ask an agency if they’re looking at new proposals, then actually send one: Nothing.

Then, when you follow up, some underling top-posts the following:

Actually, your proposal was not attached to any of your previous E-mails in our correspondence, so we never did receive the attachment, my apologies if you had been waiting for an answer.

I.e., we’re too stupid to find an attachment or too stupid to ask you to send it again. But hey, other writers got in under the wire:

At this point, given that our proverbial plate is currently full, I’m afraid to say we have to rule ourselves off the court as agents for your book. We wish you the best of luck in finding representation for your work.

Right back atcha, Robbins Office. You’re a great match for the 21st century.

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