In 2008 I wrote a story called Officer Material. It's based on a young soldier's diary accounts from World War II. He did not agree with the machinations of war and was horrified by what he saw. And yet, he was a professional and did his job. He survived.
I took that concept and applied it to a story.
Over the next two years I gave it a few more drafts and finally began sending it out. Normally I tend to give up on sending material out if it keeps getting rejected because I just don't have the time. Plus its deflating and I'm the sensitive type.
I believed in this story (and a few others) so I persisted. Really persisted. Finally, it paid off.
Morpheus Tales has published it in their brand new 27th addition. I only just realised the irony of that. haha 27 rejections! Con-incidence? You be the judge.
Please support me and of course the publisher. Inexpensive. Or send me an email, I'll purchase it, sign it and send it to you. firstname.lastname@example.org