Doña Isabel, w. a novel complete at about 90K words, possibly with most engaging text within the second half (from perspective of an agent), how could it get anywhere w. only the first fifty pages submitted? David Cornwell ( LeCarré) wrote "The Honorable Schoolboy", but with the most captivating part(s) within the second half. Some of the finest authors are not necessarily "contemporary." J.P. Cunningham
Don’t submit the first fifty pages, submit a short chapter that is very engaging. But also... can you make the first part as appealing as the second?