One idea that I invariably have is that writers always get the quick end of the stick. Higher pay eventually means that a person else is making a greater benefit from our work than we do. Quality content material is obviously king of the information superhighway and I think that writers need to spend more time on learning how to become content material hubs vs content writers. Create a company model where we aren’t always working our butts off or handling a person else’s rules. Even the high pay work only builds a very narrow sort of equity via a byline but it isn’t the type of equity that equals incomes money once you sleep or while you are on excursion.
I think I will take both your advices, but I am going to take mostly the second: I am going to keep sending articles or as a minimum segments of articles adding a deadline to the message for a while. If I send only pitches I think I´m in big disadvantage as a lot of people send pitches and I have presently no published articles in English language in the “Lifestyle and General Interest” field that are those I´m writing at the moment. I only posted a small review article for a systematic ebook some years ago and I think most publishers don´t believe that as experience as it is too different from their magazines focus.