Right now just a second, there's obviously something very weird going on today.
Because I've just this minute checked my emails and found I've got a rejection for a short story I'd forgotten I'd even sent out quite some time ago. That's just a bit too Spooky
Anyway, and that said - can I have a raspberry please?
"Thanks for submitting to Short Fiction. We are sorry to say that we are unable to publish your piece. As we are planning to publish only a few stories each year, we are having to decline some excellent work."
I have highlighted one sentence in particular which was obviously referring directly to my sub
Fellow Liptopians! A raspberry, or indeed any other noise created by a bodily function if you will please.
Sent out a batch of queries as of start of this month and got my first reply in just 10 days. Very impressed as it was a personal reply and not a stat "take it elsewhere" job.
Quite a decent let down as it goes. They'd obviously actually read some of my sub and were even quite complimentary about several aspects - but, as you guessed - they were so impressed that they decided to let someone else scoop it up and make us both millions.
I'd forgotten what fun this process is.