American Short Fiction
Thank you for submitting "——" to American Short Fiction.
We regret that we are unable to use it at this time. While the volume of submissions prevents us from responding specifically to your work, we wish you the best of luck in placing it elsewhere.
The Editors of American Short Fiction
Dear [Jane Writer]:
Thank you for sending us "Your Story."
This particular piece did not work for us, but we were quite impressed by your writing. We hope that you will send us something else--our regular submissions are open now.
Sorry we've had this for so long, [Jane]!
We look forward to reading more of your work.