When editors (of regional parenting publications) like a piece, they'll sometimes ask me for a list of other articles I've written - and suddenly, one article acceptance turns into two or more.
So what I'm considering doing with my next three submissions is offering them as a "summer series." This would give editors a preview of other similar articles their readers might be interested in, and guaranteed content for three months in a row. It's great for me too, because I might sell three articles in the time it takes to submit one, and get to contribute to one publication for several months.
It sure sounds good, but I haven't been able to find any information about submitting series to regional newspapers. So, an experiment it is.
I'll post on this again next month, hopefully with some good news!