Got my second novel rejection today. Not that that is exactly good news, but as far as I see it, each rejection brings me that much closer to an acceptance!
Part of their rejection letter:
We are a small, nonprofit literary publisher of six poetry and ten prose titles each year. The limited size of our list requires that we look for an appropriate fit between our editorial vision and that of our authors. After careful consideration, we have decided that your work is not what we’re looking for right now, and we suggest you try another publishing house. Our decision is not an indication of the merit of your manuscript or your ideas; we’re simply not the best home for it.
Oh well. Onward!