Anyway, at least they were decisive.
“Hi Andrea,” (Always a good start!)
“Thank you for submitting your work to [publisher’s name] for review.”
(Very cordial and respectful, but you know it’s coming…)
(Ugh, there it is)
“…we’re going to pass on ‘Notion Waves’ at this time.”
(Yeah, yeah. You and every other publisher who’s written back so far.)
“…but as this is a ridiculously subjective industry, I do encourage you to keep querying.”
(Well, hey! That was pretty cool. What a classy line.)
Oh well. Like my good friend said earlier this week... "it would somehow be wrong if this part were easy."