I haven't had much luck on the article front recently, but that's because I've been focusing on my short stories. Today, however, I had a lovely surprise when the postman delivered a brown envelope with a copy of This England with one of my articles in it (archery) and a cheque! Now, I sent this article in a couple of years ago and had forgotten about it - so it was great to see it in this magazine. It was extra special as I have now sold, and had published two articles out of the one subject.
Lesson learned? Don't give up on your past submissions - sometimes it just takes a little (or a lot) of time for them to get to publication! It's also spurred me on to get cracking with more article pitches.