Thank you very much for sharing your story "XXX" with us on [date].
You know each work we receive is important to us--deserving the same kind of attention it most likely took to create it--so we're especially grateful for your patience in awaiting our response.
Even if this particular submission wasn't a fit for us, we're very appreciative of the opportunity you've given us to both read and consider it for our pages and we further encourage you to share more work with us in the not too distant future.
Thank you for thinking of us now!
Paul B. Roth, editor & publisher
The Bitter Oleander Press