I just figured I'd take a moment to commiserate with the other 9 people on this wiki who got rejected by Wesleyan.
I was so sure I would get an interview at one of the big New England SLACs, but I got rejected by all 4: Amherst, Williams, Wesleyan, and Wellesley (don't panic - Wellesley didn't make a short list yet as far as I know, I just found out via an email correspondence that they aren't looking for someone with my research interest). For the other three, I can't figure out if it's my research/teaching areas or if it's my qualifications or what. I wish we could get better feedback about that kind of thing (even just a generic form with certain things checked off: not enough pubs, insufficient teaching experience, inadequate teaching evals, research program doesn't fit at the institution, subject area not congruent with department teaching needs, etc.) so that I'd have any idea what to do better next time.
I don't really have a question or anything substantive to say. I am just sad. :(