Thank you for your rejection of my short story “Rain” dated October 22. After careful consideration, I regret to inform you that I am unable to accept your refusal to publish my short story at this time.
This year I have been particularly fortunate in receiving an unusually large number of rejection letters. With such a varied and promising field of candidates it is impossible for me to accept all refusals.
Despite your literary magazines outstanding qualifications and previous experience in rejecting submissions, I find that your rejection isn’t quite right for my needs at this time. Therefore, “Rain” will be published in your next edition. Please keep in mind that this is a subjective process and that my opinion does not reflect the opinion of all writers.
Best of luck in rejecting future submissions.