Where’s the Humor? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

January 4, 2014
By , Lonepine, MT
To me, love is a good laugh. My brother would probably tell me to marry it if he heard that. But my junior high brother is not what upset me most recently. Can you imagine my horror when I could not find a category on TeenInk.com for my humor piece?

I understand that humor can be part of any submission in just about any category, but what about those pieces that just cannot find their niche? I am sure there are some comedians on TeenInk.com whose pieces I've inadvertently passed over because I do not realize the humor of their works.

I was going to submit “How to Get Rid of Hiccups.” I know, it sounds like a gut-buster. I thought about putting it under “personal experiences,” which would be very sarcastic, but really, what are my options? I'm sure most readers are dying for cures for their hiccups, and my confusion in posting will leave them at risk!

With all of the heavy subjects that fill the pages of Teen Ink, shouldn't there be a category for humor to balance them out?

Editor's note: Great idea! We'll consider it for the future.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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