You all will love this one:

It is with regret that I must turn down your submission of XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. I would love to have it in XXXXXXXXXX magazine but we are running out of money to pay for submissions. Would you consider donating it to us and we will catch you up on payment after our funding gets better sometime in January? You could send another story and we will pay you for both next year.

Let me know if this is possible.

Sincerely


I have to try that line with my electricity bill. :head They are a non-profit so I will probably give them the one story they want donated but will not count on getting paid come January.