I got the nicest rejection letter ever today. Takes the sting off not getting selected.
“Thank you very much for your submission. This is to notify you that your very enjoyable story, Scarecrow, has not been chosen for inclusion…… Please feel free to keep in touch with me. Your work is most impressive. On a side note, I want you to know that I really did enjoy the story and think you should have no problem finding a good home for the work. You made it very hard for me because your writing is excellent. It is indeed a lovely tale and I hope to read more of your work soon.”