We love: You’re bad. Jam on it.
We are pleased: Yay!
We are interested: You are in, but only after a grueling revision.
We found. You might be in after a grueling revision.
We enjoyed. Your piece didn’t cut it, but please don’t shoot yourself.
Thanks for this. We’re concerned. Are you OK?
I did receive a rejection from a lit mag recently that informed me that while they ultimately had to decline, they did “read until the end.” I could be irritated, but having read for a lit mag before, understand that this is actually, high praise.