So, I got another rejection yesterday. Again, this is a far preferable outcome to dead silence. I still have twelve submissions out there, with more to come, and I bet most of them won’t respond at all.
Here’s another little obstacle I’ve been running into: as I do my research on agents who might be interested in the kinds of stories I write, it seems that each time I find one who seems like a really good fit, I go to their website only to find that they aren’t currently accepting submissions. So I’ve had to strike several promising options off the list.