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Send a query letter via postal mail or e-mail, but don't include attachments unless requested.
I respond to simpler letters that focus on the narrative and tone of the book, with some author background. If it's too slick or complicated, I tend to turn off to it. I don't mind multiple submissions but generally don't answer any that are clearly cattle calls.
The first story I ever submitted will be published next the spring by an online magazine for no money. Does this limit the possibilities of publishing it elsewhere?
If I have many different forms of writing (self-published memoir, finished screenplay, completed short stories with an outline for a full short story collection, already...
Can I send a query for my book to more than one agent?