Seeing the name of this topic made me laugh a little, as I HAVE written a book and I sent it to Shadow Mountain (a publishing company) a few days ago. It's mainly Fantasy/Adventure, but has a chapter or two that seem relatively sci-fi. It's actually where Asui is from to start with. I sure hope they decide to publish it. I wrote an amazing opening paragraph toward the end of production, though, and people have told me that it's really good, so I believe I have the right to get my hopes up a little bit.
I found this topic again and laughed at the title again, though maybe not in exactly the same context.
Sometime after that post, I got the rejection letter from the publishing company. They weren't really harsh about it though, and they encouraged me to keep writing.
I revised the book a bit (actually, quite a lot) and I think it's about ready. I think I need to change the very end just a little bit, then I'll send it to a second publisher. Never fear, I have not given up hope!! The current version is far more likely to get published, I think.