Dear Mr. Bliss,
Thanks so much for sending along BLANK, which we’ve now had a chance to read. Although we found the concept compelling and ambitious, and were genuinely moved by certain of the novel's passages, I’m afraid that we just didn’t fall in love enough with the execution to offer you representation. Maria is therefore going to step aside so you can go ahead and find an agent who will give you the full enthusiasm you deserve.
Thanks again for giving us the opportunity to have a look and we wish you the best of luck. You clearly have a lot of talent as a writer, and we have no doubt someone else will feel differently about BLANK.
All the best,