I don’t know when I got this one. And I don’t know how/why it’s torn at the top. I’m pretty sure I didn’t tear it — it came that way. I imagine the Subourbon Press (like so many other small presses) saved on rejection letter paper by printing multiple form letters on each sheet. And then tore the sheet in half to send me my rejection.
In case you can’t make it out, the note reads:
I loved this story! But I keep to a 700 word max for fiction; got any shorter pieces?
While I have occasionally dabbled in super-short flash fiction, I bet I never sent anything else in.
And I have to confess — it’s only now, literally years later, that I finally got the pun in “Subourbon Press.” I’m an idiot.