BB, what struck me about your story is how much you kept trying, even in the face of adversity. I was very struck by your tenacity, and I hope things will work out in your favor.

My sister, a college professor, had two poems published in a journal last year. They were beautiful poems, but none of her colleagues or friends commented on them. I think sometimes other people put off reading anything that takes time and then eventually forget the whole thing. Seems pretty rude to me, but people have a Twitter mindset nowadays.

Hope things are going well for you.
CL