"Thanks for sending us “Title of Story.” We’re sorry to say they didn’t quite find a home in Name of Lit Mag. We had a bumper crop of submissions and had to make a lot of hard decisions fast, and live with them, unfortunately. It was a close run thing. We always like pieces that are a little off the main road like this, so we do hope you’ll send us something for the next issue. We think you were unlucky this time around."
Love the mixed metaphors in this rejection, don't you?