This may sound like a 'pat' answer, but it's really true. Don't give up. I was rejected by 2 other publishers for Drusus's story, but I didn't let that deter me. I chalked it up to "their loss" and now he's a bestseller and a top 5 finalist nominee for the RWA Passionate Pink's Passionate Plume Book Award. Winners will be announced on 7/26/14 at the RWA convention in San Antonio TX. So, you just never know when that right publisher will see you. I'm totally dedicated to Siren Publishing for taking a chance on me.