Here’s a backdoor way to get yourself published: Get your rejection letter(s) selected for Other People's Rejection Letters, an anthology of rejections to be published by Random House. Details are here.:
“The book's premise is that nearly everyone, no matter their age, upbringing,intelligence, or ability, has been rejected somewhere along the road,sometimes brutally. While each letter may have stung the person who receivedit, taken together they have the potential to soothe. And entertain.”
Oh, yeah…we all agree that it’s very entertaining to be told you’re a lousy writer!