I recently e-queried the above agency, and this was the reply:
Your response and your first 1,000 words have us intrigued, so you've earned your way to the next step.
Please visit the website for The August Agency if you haven't already, then send the full manuscript to the address below marked "Requested Material - 1/11," both in hardcopy and on a floppy diskette or CD, accompanied by a copy of this original query letter of yours. Also include a proposal with the types of info editors need in the way of supporting materials (snappy bio, photo, overview/synopsis, competition, marketing, etc.). For info on how to prepare a proper proposal you can consult any of several good books, such as ones by Elizabeth Lyon, Michael Larson, or Jeff Herman.
There's no need to send it express -- save your hard-earned pennies -- and please don't require a signature for delivery. (You don't want to be the one whose name I'm cursing because I have to stand in line at the post office...) Also, there's no need to include return postage, we'll email our response to you, probably within 90 days. But be sure to include your email address -- you'd be surprised how many don't, and that just gums up the works.
Take your time, be yourself, be creative. Knock our socks off!
PS: Yes, being a writer for 12 years before becoming an agent, I understand your caution. Also: FYI: We'll be at the Wrangling With Writing Conference in Tucson at the end of the month. Wrangling With Writing 2004 Come and meet us -- and learn a lot about the book publishing industry, too!
Cricket Pechstein, Agent
The August Agency
4200 60th Court, Vero Beach FL 32967
The website says the authors page is under construction. Anyone know anything about these guys? Her partner's name is Jeffrey McGraw.