My name is Jim. I am in Davenport, Iowa which is close to Peoria, where I think I saw someone is from. I just did a count and I have been rejected by publishers 352 times. My prose suffers from passive language, improper comma usage, and poor plotting and denoument. Just recently I have taken a realistic evaluation and I am improving things. I have a very odd dark humor story BABIES ARE SWEET under my pen name Chris Dean you can see if you Google the ezine Dog Oil Press. I want to thank you for letting me join your community. I also want to offer my experience as an inspiration to all of you, to wit: I've been rejected 352 times and I'm just gettin' started. Never falter, never quit. Thanks.