I minimize the amount of posting I do about rejections; everyone gets them, and in the end they all say the same thing. But this one was different. This one was way cool. Sheila Williams took a few sentences to tell me how my story was good, and then one sentence about how she was rejecting it because it was too much like a horror story for Asimov’s – but that she’s "definitely" looking forward to seeing something else from me. The Asimov’s form rejection paragraphs were nowhere to be seen – it was all personal-style – and I still can’t believe she took the time.
First rejection I’ve ever grinned about.