More and more agents are hanging out the same shingle:
“No reponse means no.”
So, when you query them, if they are not interested in your work, you will never hear back from them.
For some, that can leave doubt. Did the query get lost in cyber space? Lost to spam? They sit and wonder and it might possibly drive them crazy.
Positive rejections can be nice. But they are still rejections. I guess for some writers, a rejection offers closure. They can move on to the next batch of agents on their list.
Honestly, it doesn’t bother me at all when agents don’t respond(if that’s their policy). I don’t know why. I guess for me, it’s harder to receive the form rejection than not to hear.
How do you feel about the no response means no? Does it bother you?