Finally heard back from the agent! It’s the response she gives to everyone who doesn’t immediately grab her attention, so I don’t know why she took eight days to send it.

“Thank you for your enquiry. I’m not taking on clients at present so can’t help. I suggest you contact a free lance editor and with a stunning assessment report you might impress either an agent or publisher. Check the link page on my site (below) for NZ Manuscript Assessors page.”

Oh well. Guess that’s my next step then. It’s nice to have some kind of plan. There’s a whole list of Manuscript Assessors, so I’ll have to do some research and choose the one who my work is most likely to appeal to.