Can my manuscript be fairly considered with just a short few paragraphs of description and two or three sample chapters?

Yes. Writers should realize that publishers initially sift all book proposals on a few, very few, criteria: the category or niche of the book, the credentials of the author, the competing titles in the marketplace, the writing style, and the uniqueness and timeliness of the book. The monthly Writer’s Edge reports provide this initial information in a few hundred words. The total quality of your manuscript will come through when an interested publisher requests a complete copy of your manuscript.