brni (brni) wrote,
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I have been bad...

...atrocious, really, at keeping this journal updated. It's not because nothing is going on. In fact, it's more like too much is going on. I've been so busy that I haven't even watched any of the new Doctor Who episodes yet. Hopefully soon - get a couple more chapters written, edit five manuscripts and write five contracts, and then I can breathe.

In this episode of brni's intermittent blog, we're going to talk about The Journal of Unlikely Entomology.

On August 28th, we published issue 3.5, the 'hello, world' mini-issue. It's three short stories, by Luna Lindsey, Brent Knowles, and Karen Heuler. This issue commemorates the 40th birthday of Brian Kernighan's 'hello, world' computer program, which has traditionally been the first program new students learn to code. We didn't receive a lot of submissions for this themed issue, but almost all of the stories we received were good, and some were excellent.

Locus Reviews seems to agree:

http://www.locusmag.com/Reviews/2012/09/lois-tilton-reviews-short-fiction-early-september-3/#jue3.5

Incidentally, look for the 'hello, world' cover art to be gracing t-shirts and coffee mugs in the near future (as soon as we figure out which of cafepress/zazzle/other merchandising company to use.)

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I am not sure, but I don't think I actually mentioned it here - our humble bugzine will be hosting single-issue non-buggy editions, all involving some manner of unlikely art and/or science. The first of these will be The Journal of Unlikely Architecture. Submission guidelines can be found here:

http://www.grumpsjournal.com/subs-architecture.html

(Of course, we remain open for our standard fare - http://www.grumpsjournal.com/subs.html - where we are collecting stories for Issue 5)

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And what of Issue 4, you ask?

Ah, well, we just announced the TOC today, and the issue will be out in November.


  • Matthew Bennardo - The Famous Fabre Fly Caper
  • Jonathan Maberry - Deep Dark
  • Joanne Merriam - The Candy Aisle
  • Sunny Moraine - Invasives
  • Michael D. Winkle - In Your Own Back Yard


There are so many ways in which you can follow the Journal's exploits that I really can't see how you've managed to avoid it, but here's a list anyway:

Le Journal Itself: http://www.grumpsjournal.com
Le Blog: http://grumps-journal.livejournal.com
Le Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GrumpsJournal
Le Twitter: http://twitter.com/grumpsjournal

Okay, that's enough for today.

Tomorrow, I'll try to catch you up on my own mischief.
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