Nothing really, other than I've written a fair few stories since the last attempt at writing for them and I've has a couple published by other magazines. So I know I can do it. It's just a case of buckling down to it and subbing again. We'll see what happens. I can't state enough the importance of reading your chosen market over and over again, many different issues. Get a feel for the atmosphere and essence of the stories each magazine favours and then go away, think up some story ideas and write them, edit them and sub them. Chances are it will get rejected but there's always that smidgen of a chance it will be accepted. You just have do what I didn't do - keep going!
On the article writing front, I've been pitching to some new magazines that I haven't tried to pitch to before. So far one has come back with a no, but I live in hope! I have a lot more pitching left in me. I've had a mot more success with my article writing than I have with my fiction so I'm trying to expand on that by attempting to get published in new magazines. So it's just been a case of choosing the magazines I think I could write for, reading through them, jotting down my ideas, finding out how and who to pitch to and pitching away. I'll let you know how I get on.
Tomorrow morning I'm doing workshop on genre at my local writing group and I have some fun and games planned for that! No we won't be putting our hands into a tub of jelly or tub of cold tinned spaghetti like we did as part of my last workshop -but it should be fun nonetheless. I love doing workshops - especially when they kick start someone's imagination and motivates them.