Whatever you do, do not give up. DT may just not be the right home for the rejected images. The DT folks really just do not want you to waste your efforts and losing in faith in images that will not sell here.
Perhaps those images would sell elsewhere, have you considered TShirts etc?
Check out the most sort after keywords and search around the internet for those keywords and see what images are being used in advertising.
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