I WONDER IF ANYONE CAN TELL ME THE REASONABLE TIME A MANUSCRIPT WOULD STAY AT A PUBLISHERS BEFORE YOU WOULD HEAR ANY FEEDBACK. I HAVE ONE AT THREE WELL KNOWN MAINLINE PUBLISHING HOUSES FOR SIX AND A HALF MONTHS NOW WITH NO WORD. I AM REPRESENTED BY A NO FEE AGENT. THE AGENT JUST TELLS ME TO BE PATIENT. DOES SIX MONTHS SEEM A UNREASONABLE TIME FOR REVEIW AT A MAINLINE PUBLISHER? ANYONE HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE WITH THIS. THE AGENT INFORMS ME SHE WILL ACCEPT MY NEXT NOVEL WHICH IS IN PROGRESS WITHOUT A QUERY LETTER.