Caught a blog post from Janet Reid this morning (here) warning of a sketchy operation offering agents access to a database sort of thing of author's first three chapters. It seems the authors submit (for a fee, presumably) to this outfit and agents can cull through it without bothering with their query queue. It's like getting the Quick Lane pass at Disneyland! Wheeee! Um...well...maybe not. Ms. Reid is steamed. It's worth a read and perhaps a Beware here.