Is the case that the magazine didn't want to pay you?
After all, once they have the story, it's upto them what happens next. We put our trust in people we don't know, and hope they're being honest.
WIth my latest rejection note, I am now batting 0 for 30, is it worth hoping anymore?
I stopped hopng ages ago, these last stories were sent to see if there was some hope for me, but there is none.