Hi all. Well, today I got my first rejection from a magazine. I don't know why, but I feel really down about it. I read several issues, and I thought my story fit the genre well, and I thought the story was very original and well-written (of course I did - I wrote it! - but seriously, it was my best work yet). I got a canned response back through email saying my story "didn't fit their current needs at the time". I'm left feeling confused and empty. I know rejection is the name of the game, but I don't understand why my story was not accepted. I know they have so many submissions and cannot tell everyone or provide feedback. I'm wondering if I should shop it around to other magazines or keep trying to write something they'll accept, or both? I know this may sound naive and such, but it's my first rejection, and I just don't understand why. Any advice for how to move forward and not let it get to me too much?