Re: 'First three chapters'
Being an editor, I know this. I had to slap myself about the head and upper body regions as punishment for my foolishness.
My friend submitted later than me, but I know that she only writes Flash Fiction, usually around 1,000 words. It'd be a few minutes to give such a piece a "yay" or "nay", whereas my longer contribution can safely wait until after the deadline.
And no, 'tis not for *cl*ps* 2. 'Tis for a new biannual magazine due later this year.