Have you considered just sending pages with a succinct cover letter along the lines of "here's the first ten of my novel Snark Time" and not much else?
I'm looking at one now.
The writing is ok, nothing much to howl about.
But what IS the novel? mystery? sf? chick lit?
The fact I don't know says the writing is pretty pedestrian.
Best to give your reader a few more guideposts. Are we expecting murder or aliens in the first chapter? How long is it? Who's the hero?
This guy is getting the famous 'it's not right for me' cause I"m not even quite sure what "it" is.