I’m so very pleased to announce that the Journal of Unlikely Entomology Issue #3 is now live! Not only is it our third issue, it is our anniversary issue. The line-up is as follows:
My Day Came by Conor Powers-Smith, Illustrated by Eleanor Leonne Bennett
War Beetles by J.M. McDermott, Illustrated by Linda Saboe
The Performance by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Illustrated by Mariusz Siergiejew
The Familiar Buzz of Gone by Cate Gardner, Illustrated by Kyle Conway
Dragonfly Miscalculations by Steven L. Peck, Illustrated by Rhiannon Rasmussen-Silverstein
Skitterings in Corners by Juliet Kemp, Illustrated by Svetlana Sukhorukova
Drift by Amanda C. Davis, Illustrated by Natasha T-Z. P
I can hardly believe it’s been a whole year. I’m amazed and gratified at the response the Journal has received thus far. We’ve been lucky enough to publish work by incredible authors and artists, gotten positive reviews, and even earned some wonderful accolades. Recently, Ellen Datlow included John Medaille’s So Speaketh the Trauma Gods on her list of Honorable Mentions for the Best Horror of the Year Volume 4. Not only that, the Journal of Unlikely Entomology’s Art Director, Linda Saboe, received a shout-out in Ellen Datlow’s introduction to the aforementioned anthology for her artwork.
Furthermore, the Story South Million Writers Award recently announced its list of Notable Stories for 2011. Not only did Mari Ness’ Love in the Absence of Mosquitoes, and J.M. McDermott’s Arachne make the list, but the Journal of Unlikely Entomology itself snagged a runner-up nod for best new online magazine of the year!
So… Thank you to all the authors and artists who contributed to the Journal of Unlikely Entomology in its first year. And thank you to everyone who submitted work, and everyone who read our first few issues. We look forward to bringing you more incredible fiction and artwork in the year to come, and we hope you’ll continue to stick with us, reading our stories and sending more wonderful work our way!
On a related note, I’d like to point out (in case you didn’t know) the Journal of Unlikely Entomology has a facebook page. We also just launched a brand new twitter account. We’re @GrumpsJournal if you’re so inclined to follow us.
Again, thank you to everyone who has helped make our first year so fantastic, and please stick with us for year two! Now, if you haven’t already, and even if you have, get on over to the Journal of Unlikely Entomology and read Issue #3!
See, I'd have just mumbled something about a new issue being up and mebbe you should go visit.
There IS one thing I'll add: Special thanks to Cynthia Baumann for her astute proofreading skills.