Yay--she will respond to everyone! Here's a message Julie sent from Bologna:
The first is that although Tricia has not looked at all of the submissions that have come in yet, she commended the quality and professionalism of the ones she has seen. This is great news! It means you guys are doing your jobs - doing the research and selecting mss to submit that you feel are aligned with her interests.
... The second message is that while Tricia intends to respond to everyone (again, a HUGE benefit for members and NOT one that I required agents to commit to when they signed on to take submissions), it is going to take longer for her to complete those responses than it did for Stephen Fraser, who was outrageously (in a good way) fast. After all, she is here in Bologna, and March is by far the busiest month for any agent. So you guys need to practice patience. A 2-6 month wait time for a response is the NORM in this industry, not the exception. And that's if you're lucky enough to get a response. The fact that the two participating agents, so far, have said they'll respond to everyone is a testament to their dedication to helping and encouraging writers.
Now I'm really getting excited to hear what she has to say!