Dear First Last,
Thank you for your submission to Heartwood. We gave the work careful consideration, and though we are not accepting it for publication, we wish you all the best in placing it elsewhere. We invite you to submit again in six months.
Thanks again for trusting us with your work.
Best, Editors, HeartWood Literary Magazine.
While we are grateful for the opportunity to read your poems and appreciate your interest in our journal, these were not a good fit for us at this time.
We wish you the best in finding a home for these pieces and invite you to submit again in the future.
Sincerely, Jessica Spruill Waggoner Managing Editor HeartWood Literary Magazine