Flash Me Magazine often sends stories back with a rewrite request. These are stories we liked, but thought they needed more work before they were publishable. We include editorial feedback, often with suggestions for improving the story.
Sometimes we see those stories back and sometimes we don't. When the revisions come back, sometimes they are better and we end up publishing them, but more often, the story still doesn't work and we pass on it (and further revisions).
Today I came across a great link I thought I'd share about whether or not you should rewrite a story based on an editor's request.
The flowchart is fantastic, and I agree wholeheartedly. We never want to force our suggestions onto a story. We also realize some stories just can't be reworked into something publishable. So, if you receive a rewrite request from us, pull up the flow chart and ask yourself those questions. It's better for you, the story, and the editors.