Being dead, the governor would not eat anything she served.
I've decided that I'll revise the prologue to Twenty Palaces but not delete it. I also won't send it with the queries and sample pages any more. If they eventually ask for the whole book, I'll stick it on the front and mail it off.
I'm also going to call it by what it is. What the hell. The only thing worse than doing something stupid is pretending you haven't.
Thanks to everyone who offered advice!