Several more thumbs-down received. In celebration, I submitted 4 more pieces to other places.
I think I'll take the rejection letters, print them on fabric, and make a quilt. That way I can sit on them and write more.
Funny thing is, all this rejection isn't bothering me a bit. So far my thick skin is holding up. As with running, you take your losses, figure out what you did wrong, and keep trying.