You hear veteran writers tell you the same thing a lot of times, “Keep trying.”
Well, they say that for a reason: because it WORKS! I have been submitting pitches for freelance work for about three weeks now, carefully making sure I followed the advice I was given and not letting the silence on the other end discourage me.
And I now have two contracts for three articles under my belt as a result of my continuing work! It feels awesome!
So, yes – KEEP TRYING!