I'm seeing a pattern. My first novel generated no requests. My second novel is getting partial requests, but no fulls (so far). I fear my third novel will generate fulls but no offers--those will come with my fourth novel.
And then what? Will I have to write yet another novel before I get a book deal? To that I say: NO!
Down with our (imaginary) oppressors! We will not have to write three more novels. THIS is the novel that will be published.
No more slush pile! Representation for everyone!
VIVA LA REVOLUCIÓN!!
* CARPE EDITIO: Seize the book deal (or, if you want to be literal, "the publishing of a book.").