I’ve always assumed the reason agents automatically reject e-queries that arrive with attachments is the threat of viruses.
Writers send us e-mail attachments with nothing else in the body of the e-mail message.
Writers send us e-mail attachments with a note in the body of the message telling us that the query is in the attachment. We have never quite understood this one.
Writers send us e-mail attachments that include pictures of themselves, their children, their pets, and sometimes their illustrations.
Here’s the thing. Any agent who’s any good has no shortage of prospective writers he/she could sign. Why bother with people who can’t even send an email without creating unnecessary work for the agent?
Let alone emailing photos of the kids.
I’d delete them unread, too.
[tags] writing, querying agents [/tags]