I got a story rejection today. That's hardly noteworthy save for the fact I didn't realize I had any stories pending anywhere. With my health problems and other distractions, I haven't done any writing in a while. So, when I was rejected I started wondering. What the heck? I didn't remember the anthology or what I'd sent them. So, after some time, I figured out it was for a project I'd submitted to over a year ago. Wow, ain't that a timely response. The projects I edit almost always get a reply within a month. A year, a whole blasted year. And they wonder why writers are insane.
Another reason I don't get rejected much is most of my stories are accepted. There are a lot of reasons for why a story is rejected. Most recently my last reject was because they didn't want male authors. They didn't disclose that or I wouldn't have bothered. You just never know. It's a very fickle business.