So this is a response I recently received to a pitch …

“Thanks we are fortunate to be sent many offers but we can’t take them all so I will have to pass on this one”

Why this scores as a ‘great rejection’ is that I received it on the day I sent my pitch – I really appreciate that – and it appeared to be personally and kindly written by the editor. Obviously I’d hope in future my offer would cut through the many, I’m still cheered that he read it.