You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you’re working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success – but only if you persist. Isaac Asimov
A P.H.D. in Biochemistry, who was only accepted into graduate studies on a probationary basis. His books have been published in nine out of ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal Classification. The Oxford English Dictionary credits his science fiction for introducing the words positronic (an entirely fictional technology, creating a artificial brain) which I have used in my own writing of the Outfitters Universe stories.
And according to Gene Roddenberry he once unknowingly ‘hushed’ Asimov when Roddenberry’s Star Trek pilot was premiering at a science fiction convention in the sixties.
I just sent out my story Scout’s Out to Baen Publisher, will try and send it out to a different publisher every week.