I'm trying a new tactic this year since I've had over a year dry spell--blanket coverage, ignore the rules. Not incuding a few contests (book and individual works):
56 total submissions to literary journals (poetry and nonfiction)
19 rejected, a few nice notes
37 still left floating about
I won't be sending out hardly any work next spring or summer as I concentrate on finishing a first draft of my memoir. Wouldn't it be hard to believe if I batted .000 with these numbers?