"Thank you for the opportunity to consider your work. Unfortunately, your story idea is not right for us at this time. We apologize for the form letter, but with the number of submissions we receive, it's not possible to give a personal response in every case.
"But thank you again for your interest in Avon Books; we wish you success in finding a home for your work."
I'm not letting it get me down. As the new year dawns, I'll be searching for a literary agent, and move onto the next publisher on my list. Someone will publish my novel someday, so I'll keep writing until then.
I hope all of my readers had a Merry Christmas, and will have a Happy New Year!