This has to be the quickest rejection from a mainstream magazine ever! The article which I’d pitched previously to two other magazines had not received a suitable reply, so I reverted to my previous method of simply submitting to a magazine which takes unsolicited manuscripts. I emailed it yesterday morning.
Later in the day, when checking emails I found a reply. They won’t be retaining the article as the subject had been covered fairly recently. Shame, but unless you can afford to buy all the magazines which cover your subjects, it will happen from time to time. Now I need to find a new home for it, but at least I know that. I’m very impressed. Thank you This England magazine.