I have recently finished writing (not yet edited) first three chapters of my book and decided to write out the outline so I can submit this proposal to the publishers as they do take 3-6 months to ask for more or to tell you it's crap. I wrote out the outline just as they said, in regular manuscript format and no more than 10 pages (I found that to be just enough, kinda wierd how much I wrote). However, I decided to research this (after I written it, mind you) and found out so many different answers. The only common thing is that it had to grab the reader (some say it is read before or after the sample chapters...) and gave me hints on how to do so. However, they were inconsistent and some of them tended to be rather questionable. So, does anyone have a more precise idea of what to do and not to do? Because I understand that the synopsis must be of the same quality as the novel as it will determine whether they ask for more.