I received a rejection from Bat City Review this week that has a wording that's a little different than a typical letter:
"We aren't the right magazine for this piece."
Granted, it's just a flip of "This piece doesn't fit our current needs," or something of the like, but it was a fun flip that caught my eye. I don't think it's a magazine's job to take the blame for a relationship not being formed, but it's fun to see it tilt in that direction. Very clever, Bat City.
Also, I'm embarrassed to admit I'd never thought about how Austin has those crazy bats and that's probably why this journal is called that. I'm a dumb-dumb.