I think I want to make this my official rejection letter. Is that wrong?
I hate turning things down, even when they're awful, because they're almost always not awful, just a bad fit, not quite what I'm looking for, or better suited to somebody else. In a perfect world, every submission to Kaleidotrope would be wonderful, and I would have the space and wherewithal to print every last one of them.
That even a small percentage of them are wonderful still amazes me sometimes.