Thank you for applying to the Clarion West Writers Workshop for 2010.
We are sorry to let inform you that you were not selected for this year's class. We had a large number of applicants, and because the workshop is limited to eighteen students we could not find room for all of the promising writers.
We wish you the best with your writing and hope you have a productive summer.
Thank you again for your interest in Clarion West.
Oh well, I didn't like the focus on short stories while I'm trying to finish my novel. I'm bummed, but what can you do? Work harder and get this novel done!