No rejection is easy, but I had the closest thing to a “good” rejection today, I suppose, when an editor e-mailed to say that, while the story I sent them wasn’t quite right for their magazine, my writing style suits them, so I should try them with something else.
I can certainly understand. Not every story is for every venue, any more than every play is for every theatre. Technical requirements and all. And as this particular magazine is known to be extremely difficult to land (it has 0% acceptance on Duotrope), the encouragement is appreciated. And I will definitely look over my other pieces to see if something might work.
Still, I am a little sad.
But that may just be because the moon is in Cancer today.