But I got a personal rejection letter from one Mrs. Ann VanderMeer of Weird Tales. It reads as follows:
I am so sorry that I held onto this story for so long, especially since I'm going to have to pass on it. Not quite what I'm looking for. You are welcome to try me again with something else
At this point in my career, to get a personal rejection from someone the likes of Mrs. VanderMeer is as good as gold.