An Unlikely Contest
As you may be aware (or perhaps not--information in the Information Age tends to display a scattershot distribution pattern, much like a shotgun blast), Unlikely Story is now publishing three issues a year: The Journal of Unlikely Entomology (late in the year), The Journal of Unlikely Cryptography (early in the year), and The Journal of Whatever Tickles Our Fancy This Year (somewhere in between. Maybe July. Ish.).
We have, of course, discussed a number of ologies and ographies which we might focus on for Issue 9, but we’re not entirely satisfied with any of our clever ideas. Much more clever, we feel, is to call upon the collective cleverness of the Intarwebs, which is to say, upon you.
Starting September 1st and running through September 15th, we’ll be looking for suggestions for the theme/title of Issue 9. We’ll collect all the suggestions and pick some of our favorites as runner-ups (exactly how many will depend on what we receive), and a winner. The runner-ups and the winner will receive a thank-you gift from our not-yet-existent CafePress shoppe, and of course, the winner will get a bigger thank-you gift than the others.
How do you enter this fabulous competition?
There are three simple ways:
- Reply to this blog post, either on WordPress or LiveJournal.
- Comment on this Facebook post
- Tweet to @grumpsjournal with the hashtag #unlikelycontest
If multiple people suggest the same title, we’ll go with the first instance, based on timestamp. Also, just in case it isn’t obvious, please make sure that there is a way for us to contact you: follow us on twitter or like us on Facebook, use a valid email address on WordPress validation, etc.
We’ll announce the finalists in mid-October, and announce the winner and the submission guidelines for Issue 9 on November 1st.