Thank you for considering Bayou Magazine. Unfortunately, we have decided that your work is not a match for us at this time. Because we receive thousands of submissions each year, we must reject many fine stories and poems. We thank you for the opportunity to read your writing, and we wish you the best in placing it elsewhere.
Sincerely, The Editors
Maybe a new standard?
Thank you for letting us read your story, '----' Unfortunately, we are not able to accept it for publication at this time. We receive thousands of submissions each year, and we must reject many fine stories, and this rejection does not mean that your story is without merit.
We wish you the best in placing it elsewhere.
Best Wishes, The Fiction Editors
Thank you for submitting to Bayou. Although these poems are not a match for us, we admired your writing. We will look forward to reading more of your work.