I can't be sure why but I felt very heartened by a rejection letter for some poetry I submitted. Perhaps it's because it appeared that though they couldn't use it they enjoyed and took the time to read what I sent. Either way, I would like to send out a sincere thank you to Mr. Rosenwald and the Beloit Poetry Journal.
Dear Benjamin Ditmars:
We shall not be using your manuscript. Thank you, however, for giving us the opportunity to consider it. I enjoyed your "Reality Check."