This auto-responder is an attempt in setting expectations right. If you are an author seeking representation, I truly appreciate your thinking of me, but I presently receive far more queries or project pitches than I can respond to directly within a reasonable amount of time. Therefore, if you do not hear back from me within three weeks, you may safely assume that your project is not right for my list and look to other agents for consideration. I do wish you success in finding the best path forward to fulfill your literary goals.
Of course, this notice does not refer to all other business correspondence, such as rights inquiries, which will be answered promptly.