How do you make a distinction between different genres?
I've received a rejection slip from an editor, with comments (thank you editor). One of them is: "This isn't fantasy. You should submit it to another publisher."
Huh? My manuscript contained lots of very small dragons, one big dragon, a wizard, a snake-lady, and some working magic. If that isn't fantasy, I don't know what is. I thought the genre was fantasy once you messed up nature's laws.
Granted, afterwards it turns out things have been a hallucination, but does that make the whole story a realistic one? Or did the publisher expect something more grand/epic for a fantasy story?