I recently received my 40th rejection from the batch of 88 queries I made this February—yet again, it was from someone, presumably an assistant, whose name doesn’t appear on the literary agency website.
I’m bulletproof, so it didn’t bother me, but all the same I was heartened to read advice from a couple of publishing industry professionals in these two articles:
I will endeavour to persevere, though I’m trying a different approach to raise my profile by entering as many competitions as I can afford.
As 20th-century Canadian surrealist painter, Mimi Parent advised:
Knock hard, life is deaf.