Thank you for submitting [Omitted] to Apex Magazine. We appreciate the chance to read it. Unfortunately, we don’t feel it is a good fit for us and we’re going to have to pass on it at this time.



Thank you for sharing [Omitted] with us. We appreciate having had the chance to read your work, and we’re sorry to write with disappointing news—we’ve decided that the piece is not a good fit for our site at this time. We wish you the best of luck finding a home for this work, and hope that you will keep us in mind for future projects.



Thank you for sending us [Omitted]. We appreciate the opportunity to read your work. Unfortunately, the piece is not for us at this time. All of us at Pacifica Literary Review wish you the best of luck in finding a home for this piece. Thank you for your submission,



Thank you for sending us [Omitted.] After careful consideration, we’ve decided this submission wasn’t quite right for us. This piece is well-observed and well-measured; we felt like perhaps [edit suggestions omitted]. We would be pleased to see more of your work.



Thank you very much for submitting to 805. Unfortunately, we did not feel this piece was a good fit for our upcoming issues. Please note, our submissions are closed at the moment, but we hope your will continue to submit to other journals.



Thanks for giving us the chance to read [Omitted]. After careful consideration, we are unfortunately going to pass at this time. If you have other works that you think might be a good fit for The Arcanist, we encourage you to submit them through our Google form. We look forward to reading more of your work in the future and hope that this piece finds a home as well.



Thank you for sending us [Omitted]. We’ve read your pieces carefully but are going to pass on them at this time. Although we are not accepting your work, we wish you luck in placing it elsewhere. Thank you for your support of Third Point Press.



Thank you for submitting [Omitted] to Strange Horizons, but we’ve decided not to accept it for publication.



Thank you for submitting to Futures. However, I regret to tell you that I cannot offer to publish your piece on this occasion. Futures attracts a very high number of submissions — around ten times the number of stories that we can actually publish — so I am obliged to make difficult decisions. I know that this will be disappointing but I hope that it will not discourage you from submitting to Futures again.



Thank you for sending us [Omitted]. We appreciated the chance to look over it. However, the piece(s) is/are not for us. Don’t feel bad, though; this is a reflection of our aesthetic, not your quality.



Thank you for taking an interest in Gathering Storm Magazine and for sending us [Omitted]. We appreciate the opportunity to review your work. Unfortunately, this wasn’t the right fit for us, BUT PLEASE KEEP TRYING! We just didn’t feel that this submission was what we are looking for at this time.



Thank you for the opportunity to read [Omitted]. Unfortunately, your story isn’t quite what we’re looking for right now.



We’ve been discussing your recent submission [Omitted] and I’m afraid that we’ve decided not to purchase it for our upcoming issue. We no longer comment on submissions because we believe that writers should follow their own instincts. Having said that, I wish you the best of luck in placing it elsewhere.



Regarding your submission, unfortunately it hasn’t made it on the short list. The most common reasons for rejection were a mismatch with our vision of the theme and science fiction elements too heavy for our target audience. We regret that we can’t go into further details due to the number of submissions we’ve received, but we will strive to do better for our next issue. We’re very thankful that you took the time to submit your story to Visions and you hope you will consider us again.



Thank you for participating in the 2018 Writers’ League of Texas Manuscript Contest. I regret to inform you that your entry was not selected as a winner or finalist. The judges have informed us that the competition was fierce, and that there were many high-quality manuscripts that didn’t make the cut. We applaud you for taking your craft seriously enough to enter this contest and seek feedback on your work.



Thank you for sending us your poetry. We appreciate the chance to read your work. Unfortunately, your pieces have not been selected at this time.



Thanks for letting us read your work. Unfortunately, we’ve decided this batch is not quite right for us. We wish you the best of luck in your continued writing.



Thank you for sending your short story [Omitted] to Literally Stories. Unfortunately we have decided not to publish your work on this occasion.



Thank you for submitting your story, [Omitted], to Daily Science Fiction. Unfortunately, we have decided not to publish it. To date, we have reviewed many strong stories that we did not take. Either the fit was wrong or we’d just taken tales with a similar theme or any of a half dozen other reasons. Best success selling this story elsewhere.



Thank you for submitting to FLARE: The Flagler Review. We regret that we are unable to accept your submission for publication in this issue, but we hope you will consider submitting again.


See Also

Rejection Letters from 2017

Rejection Letters before 2017