Today I got this in my email:
Thank you for submitting "Foretold " to Tesseracts: Wrestling with Gods. This topic brought out many different authors with creative scifi/fantasy ideas on our relationship to faith. We were overwhelmed with the response. We received many strong stories and poems, and there just wasn't enough space in the anthology for everything we liked. Unfortunately, we were not able to include yours in the final selections. We can't stress enough how much we enjoyed your story. It was incredibly well written, with a strong structure. It almost made it in. We just had trouble separating the elements connected to Greek Myth from original fantasy elements. Stories selected had to be strong in both the faith component and the fantasy/sci-fi element. Foretold was on the border. We do appreciate the chance to read your submission and wish you the best of luck in placing it elsewhere. We're confident it will get published somewhere.
In other news, I've been taking an Olympic weightlifting class, and have been enjoying my ability to hoist 50 or so pounds above my head. I'm happy with my deadlift, and feeling more confident with the clean and jerk, but having trouble with the snatch, especially with the overhead squat portion. Front squat, back squat, no problem, but overhead squat, yes problem.
The frustrating part is that my form seems to be pretty good with a dowel, but as soon as a weighted bar or Olympic bar comes in, I can't drop to a full squat, my arms come forward, and it all goes to hell.
Which is oddly analogous to the story rejection - there's nothing actually wrong with it, it just isn't quite right.