Thanks for your interest in the abridged. Unfortunately we couldn't use your submissions in this instance. This isn't a reflection on the quality of your work, rather that we have so many submissions and so little space. Feel free to submit to future issues of course.
Ah, no complaints about this one. I got in the last time and its a beautiful magazine so good luck to all successful contributors and to the magazine itself. If I was honest, and I very rarely am, my submissions probably weren't among my big-hitters, as Kate Dempsey would say.