Item the first. This artist is upset that the letter is not signed and that it offers no constructive criticism. His friends call me an "asshole" and "douchebag,"* too, for writing on the rejection letter "We already rejected this last year." Because I totally should have taken into account that the story and art are more developed! Maybe so, but unless we wrote to you saying, "We might reconsider this if you improve the story and art," we are rejecting the project. Not just the current version of the project. And now I remember this submission and resubmission. Perhaps the art and story were more developed, but it still was not for us. Sorry. Keep working at it. Perhaps if I had time when the rejection had gone out, I would have told this fellow that he has good ideas but he does not yet have the skill to bring them into fruition as a publishable comic, in my opinion. But I thought it better not to offer criticism that isn't really constructive; this project required a detailed critique for it to improve ("write better and draw better" doesn't really help, does it?), and I do not have time to offer that, unfortunately.
Oh, and even though Top Shelf's rejection was personal and signed, he's still down on them because the handwriting is messy. See what I mean? We editors must be impeccable, peerless and perfect for these people.
EDIT: Please see this post apologizing for the above portion of this post. You may continue to be amused by what follows.
Item the second. This fellow hopes we rot in hell! He's hilarious. Poor fellow, 26 with the cognitive and verbal skills of an angry, talentless 13-year-old who possibly was imprisoned in a small box until his adolescence. In other words, your average Deviantart user. OOOOH!
Remember: I can read blogs. I don't usually go out of my way to find stuff like this, but it may happen that I will read the nasty stuff you say about us. If you don't want to ever be published by SLG, you can insult us and let your friends call us rude names in public posts all you want. It points to your utter lack of class, but it's your right. Just know that you're closing that door for good should we see it. So be smart and say it in locked posts! Maybe we won't find out that you're a jerk until after we publish you. Good luck with that.
*Is it me or do these insults imply an assumption that the person being insulted is male? My name is right there on the rejection letter, and there's no way my first name can be seen as gender neutral.
EDIT 6/6 4:30 p.m.: Hey, there Deviantart user "~danke-chan" -- don't think you're doing me or anyone else at SLG any favors by posting your misspelled and idiotic comment to this guy. It only confirms my broad characterization of Deviantart users. Cut out your nonsense. Jeezus, people! How is it that so many of you are functionally illiterate? It sickens me.