From Rejection Wiki
Dear [name], Thank you for sending us "'title'". Unfortunately we will not be able to use this work for Vestal Review. We receive many well-written, compelling, stories, but can only take a very limited number due to constraints of space and style. We wish you the best of luck in placing your story elsewhere. Thanks again. Best of luck with this. Sincerely, Mark Budman Vestal Review
(After prodding at 6-month mark)
Dear —, We're passing but thanks so much for giving us a chance here. All best, Wigleaf
As above with a P.S. complimenting the story or suggesting further submissions.