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We regret that we are compelled to decline the
manuscript you kindly submitted to us for examination.
For various reasons a manuscript may not be adapted
to The Youth's Companion, and yet meet with acceptance
elsewhere. We sometimes accept manuscripts declined by
other publications, and often find that those we have declined are accepted by other periodicals. The return of a
manuscript, therefore, does not necessarily imply lack of
merit or unfitness for publication.
We esteem it a favor to be allowed to examine
manuscripts, whether they prove acceptable or not.
Please excuse the absence of specific criticism,
which is rendered impossible by the great number of
manuscripts submitted to us.
Thanking you for your courtesy, we are
Very truly yours,