I’m thankful for opposition.
Quit the patronizing form rejection: We thoroughly enjoyed reading your work, but won’t commit to publishing it. (And won’t deign to explain why…not that we’re capable.) Please send more, though.
I’d rather a simple, precise No or No, thanks.
Apparently I’m lacking luck. I’m lacking the glutton’s tough stomach lining.
These editors (how that unearned designation has been stretched, utterly disfigured) assume wrong—that placement (i.e., publication) is primary motive, primary need. No, thanks.