Before you get smug or cocky or just plain rude in your reply to a rejection, think twice.
All BookEnds agents have a policy to reply to each of our own queries. That being said, I will frequently pass along a query to Kim or Jessica after I’ve replied with a rejection. This means I’m not requiring them to reply, because I already did, but I am giving them the chance to request if they want. If you follow up with a nasty response, I’m going to send that along to Kim or Jessica as well. And trust me, we don’t like working with smug or nasty people.