YM Pang wrote:For F&SF, there's no correlation between getting a personal comment and getting closer to an acceptance.....
All that being said, even if you've only ever received one-day rejections of "didn't grab me," that doesn't mean he won't buy your next story. :)
Still would be nice to get one from someone who doesn't always send one out. Having them buy a story is of course the best but a consolation price, especially if it says you are improving is better than nothing.
Also be nice if i could send one to Analog and Asimov's.