We all believe our own submission is the 'cream of the crop' (except if we're using cliches like that it isn't).
Yet we all receive rejections, more rejections than acceptances.
Slush pile readers face dauntless manuscripts. So it's no surprise that many toss aside a submission after reading no further than the first paragraph.
If you want your story to rise above the others in the slush pile, to stand a chance at being placed before an editor's eye, then you need to craft a fabulous, flawless first paragraph.
Elements of a Fabulous, Flawless First Paragraph:1. A protagonist we care about.
2. A story goal or theme.
2. Demonstrate in details.
4. No mistakes.
5. Hook the reader.