How much do you like the title – does it intrigue and interest you? Or does it turn you off completely?
Is the blurb compelling and original? Or does it make you want to run away?
Submissions can sometimes be well written yet not be commercially attractive or viable. So for a moment, forget about the commercial appeal of this submission – how much craftsmanship does the writing demonstrate?
This is our way of describing the submission’s general commercial appeal (not the quality of the writing, which is covered above). Is this a commercial proposition… how likely would you be to buy it?