You know, I should submit more often, just so I can get such nice rejections like this:
Whether or not you’re selected for publication, know that we admire your work and are thrilled you’ve entered.
Actually, it’s just a form acknowledgement letter of our submissions, but, still, the editor didn’t have to put that sentence in there. She could have just said, “Yup, got it, you’ll be summarily informed of an acceptance/rejection. Later.” But, no, she/he crafted a nice acknowledgement and, I’m sure, rejection letter that is cordial and succinct.
I mean, they’re form letters, right? That means an editor/agent/publisher need only write it once. Why not be nice?
I was extremely rude to someone this morning. I hope to learn to live my life with a little more grace and something like this steers me in the right direction.