Longstanding writer, but I haven't sent anything out before. First rejection. Despite the 90 day wait period it only took a few days. Not sure what that says. I suppose it was a very short story I sent in. I knew how prevalent rejections were, and the culture surrounding them, so I wasn't annoyed at all. However, I did expect at least a little bit of feedback. Can I ask, is it at all appropriate to ask why it was rejected in a response email? I'd like to know if the prose wasn't up to scratch or if it was related to the theme or style overall. I might go a very long time without acceptance because I only write niche and unpopular kinds of fantasy. I have no interest in catering to the Game of Thrones market, Dungeons and Dragons type fantasy, or YA. And in case that sounds disparaging or hostile, it's not supposed to be. I understand that most people want to read about heroes and battle-wizards, lizardmen, and the like. It's understandable that most want a gripping action-packed story.