Currently I have two queries out to literary agents. One I submitted a month ago. The other was just a couple of weeks ago. It may be days or weeks before I hear from either one of them.
Something else has come up. I submitted my manuscript directly to ANGRY ROBOT PUBLISHING COMPANY. It is a publishing company located in the UK but accepts authors worldwide. They accept mostly science fiction. Normally you have to have an agent, but once a year they accept manuscripts without an agent. I was lucky, or blessed, to find them right at the time that they were open to new authors. I sent them the first three chapters. If they like what they read, they will request the rest of the manuscript. Here's hoping!