Let me preface this by saying that I have an anxious personality, so I am fully aware that I might be jumping the gun here. I've been querying for awhile and I was wondering about the average wait time for reponses. There are a ton of articles on the average wait time between query and response, or talk about how they wouldn't respond at all, so I accepted that. But I'm currently waiting on a reply from an agent that asked to see the full manuscript. She responded to the query 3 days after I sent it (which I understand is incredibly quick for the publishing field). Then emailed two days after I sent the full thing to reply that she'd received it. It's been a week since then. I know reading a query letter is much faster than a manuscript and requires a much less critical eye. But I'm wondering what the average wait time is for this part of the process. She was the first agent I sent this particular manuscript to (after getting nothing but rejections or radio silence on another). I feel what we look for in literature matches up really well, judging by her bio, so I'd rather not shop around for another agent until I can be reasonably sure I'll need to. So really there are 2 questions here. 1. How long should I expect to wait for a response? 2. Is there a chance that I won't receive a response at all? Again, I know a week of waiting for a response from an agent isn't that long, given industry standard. And I am happy to have had any agent ask for the full manuscript in the first place, it's a huge step for me. But right now I'm checking my email with frequency that can only be called obsessive. So having someone else chime in on the subject just might soothe my nerves.