I previously related the non-story of my submission of Programmer: Battle for Bandwidth to Mayfair Games. To recap: after seeing my initial concept submission, they liked it enough to ask for the rulebook. I sent it off to them over half a year ago and had given up on ever hearing back. I just received the following:
Dear Mr. Keller,So, yes, it was a rejection. But I am glad to at least have received an answer at all, even if it took awhile. I certainly appreciate that to an indefinite limbo of silence. So I'd like to send a sincere thanks to Mayfair.
Thank you for giving us a chance to review your design again. We have looked at the rules you sent, and after much consideration, I'm sorry to say that we have decided not to pursue your design any further.
I'm afraid we do not feel that this design is right for our family of products at this time.
We do hope that you will continue your efforts to find the right publisher for your game. We also hope you will consider us again for any future project which may be a better fit for our line.
Thank you again,