Re: Arrogant "Literary" Agents
An agent asks for material because that's the only way she can possibly know whether or not she likes it. I don't know how long you waited before asking, but it should have been at least two months. Any sooner than this is just nagging, and sometime it can take up to six months. It takes as long as it takes.
At any rate, there's nothing arrogant about it, other than what sounds like arrogance on your part.
The agent is under no obligation to reply to anything, to acknowledge anything, to ever have contact with you again. An agent asks for material because she wants to know whether you can write as well, or better, than the publishing world demands.
If you can do this, you'll hear back from that agent as soon as she has time to get back to you, which may be in a day, or may be in six months. You aren't the only unpublished writer that agent has to deal with, and 98% of her time is spent handling the published writers she has already signed. And rightfully so.
But no agent or editor is ever obligated to reply at all, in any way, if you can't write like this.
And a big piece of advice. Never ever spend a minute online, on a forum, on a blog, or anywhere else, talking about how arrogant you think agents or editors are. Would you want to work with a writer who does this? I've rejected writers for less.