Dear Amanda Stern
I’m sorry to inform you that you have not been awarded a Waitership in Fiction for the 2001 conference. Though you did not receive an award this year, your application did make it to the final round of financial aid discussions. The admissions board was impressed with your work, which is very good. Your harrowing stories show some obvious talent.
Thank you for your interest in the conference. We do hope you’ll apply again in the future.