In the spirit of making each other feel better about themselves, here's a rejection I received this week for Looking In, Looking Out:
If you don't mind knowing our point of view, we believe that your story has no real plot and that the end is deceivingly weak.
This was from a foreign-language magazine though, so I'm guessing it's just too subtle to be read in anything but English. After all this is my most criticaly acclained story yet to have bene published, of which others have said:
...a compelling read; a truly memorable story.
...nearly made me cry
I've got a couple of other truly depressing rejections filed away. I may dig them out for your furthur entertainment.