6 months ago, I sent out requests for partials my manuscript to the agents I pitched to at the PNWA conference. They had varying requests from 20-100 pages. I've only heard back from one of them, who sent a personalized rejection 4 months ago (About the time I thought it would take).
My question is, is it time for me to send a nudge? Do agents reject requests without responding? The agency websites had turnaround times for queries from 4-12 weeks. But they don't say how long it takes after they request material. From what I understand, normally I'd send a query, hear back in that time frame, and if the agent likes it, he/she would ask for a partial or a full and then give an updated time frame for when I should expect to hear back.
But since I pitched to these agents at the conference, I skipped through the query stage and went straight to requests. Is 6 months enough time to ask for an update? Several of the agents I pitched to went to a couple more conferences in 2014, so I'd think they would read through the old material before the new. This was my first conference and it went really well, but now I don't know where to go next.
Is there anyone here that's more familiar with the process that could help out?