Zone 3 Journal
Text of Standard Rejection
We have read your submission to Zone 3 with interest and care, and we want to thank you for sending it. As our readership has grown, so has the number of worthy manuscripts we receive, for which enrichment of resources we are of course grateful. However, this means we must return more fine work than we have in the past, and our policy of not backlogging acceptances for future issues still feels right to us.
We will not be keeping your work for publication, but we hope you will submit more of your work to our magazine.
Thank you for your interest and support.
[name] Ficiton Editor
Dear First Last,
Thank you for sending your work to Zone 3. While we will not be publishing these poems, we are glad we were given the chance to consider them.
The Editors, Zone 3
Thank you for sending us "X", "Y", "Z". We really enjoyed your submission, but we didn't feel it was a right fit for this issue of Zone 3.
We hope that you will continue to send us your work.
The Editors of Zone 3