My short story was rejected by F & SF.
"Thank you for submitting (X), but I'm going to pass on it. This tale didn't grab my interest I'm afraid. Good luck to you with this one, and thanks again fo sending it our way. Sincerely, (editor)"
Nice note. I'm going to do my best to resist the urge to read the tea leaves.
I didn't expect it to get rejected until after the New Year. So, off it will go to a detective story outlet, after I fix a few minor things that were pointed out to me.