I've been submitting comics and articles to College Humor for the past few months. Around 7 submissions total where only one has made it. This is a clear indication that my material does one, or a combination, of the following: sucks, doesn't fit with CH's audience or has been done before. But instead of just coming out and telling me to accept a mediocre existence, I get the local listings/encouragement letter. The following is the rejection letter College Humor sends me with every submission. You'll find my interpretation of it immediately after.
Hey! Our editors see you've submitted again and this time, one CH employee threatened to kill himself. This means your article is like a bad radio station, playing the same shit over and over until someone starts hurting people. You're not in college anymore, that's obvious. It's also obvious from our daily content we're not running out of ideas anytime soon, but just in case you grow up to become the Oatmeal, we'll let you down softly. Seriously, it's time for you to do something original.
I only ask that if this article makes it the local listings, could the CH staff editor send me the interpreted version?