Rejection notes – no.20 in a series
This, on the other hand, occupies the ‘encouraging’ and ‘frustrating’ categories of rejection notes.
Thanks for submitting “Ghosts” to […] but I’m going to pass on it. Every single assistant editor (and it went through all four of them, which doesn’t happen that often) had things they liked about your story and things they didn’t. In the end I decided it just didn’t quite work for our needs, and I wish you the best of luck placing it elsewhere. We’ll have to call this one a near-miss.