"It is with most editors an accepted truism that no magazine can be successful without a continually renewed infusion of 'young blood,' yet it must be confessed that the amount of vital fluid extracted is woefully disproportionate to the slaughter. It is sometimes even a question whether the rejoicing over one available* manuscript makes up for the moaning and anguish of spirit entailed by the ninety and nine that must be declined." — Wolstan Dixey, in his book "The Trade of Authorship" (1889).
*By "available" manuscript, Dixie is referring, in the common parlance of his day, to what we'd call an accepted one. Rejected manuscripts were commonly referred to as "unavailable."