297 rejections. Count ’em. Redstone Science Fiction says, “This was a well-done post-apocalyptic piece, and while it isn’t quite what we’d like, we definitely hope that you’ll submit other work in the future. We like what you did here.”
Oh, I’ll submit again, believe you me. Meanwhile I’m stuck in the literary friend zone.
The others in the newly updated Rejection list had nothing to say their auto-reject form couldn’t say better.