Introductions & Announcements

Announcement

The Journal of Unlikely Entomology is Molting
or
Introducing: Unlikely Story &
The Journal of Unlikely Cryptography

 

We Unlikely Editors of The Journal of Unlikely Entomology are happy to announce the next evolutionary stage of our improbable little bugzine: beginning with Issue #6 of The Journal of Unlikely Entomology (submissions currently open), we will be increasing our pay rates as follows:

Original fiction: $0.05/word
Reprints: $0.01/word
Existing art: $10
Original art: $25

 Additionally, we’re restructuring and rebranding a bit.

We’ll be shifting central focus to Unlikely Story, which publishes The Journal of Unlikely Entomology. Unlikely Story will publish three Unlikely journals a year, one issue each of:

  • The Journal of Unlikely Entomology
  • The Journal of Unlikely Cryptography
  • The Journal of Whatever Tickles Our Fancy This Year

Which brings us to:

The Journal of Unlikely Cryptography

The Journal of Unlikely Cryptography will debut in January or February of 2014. This is nominally (but not exclusively, because we’re not really good at drawing straight genre-delineating lines) a cyberpunk-flavored magazine, with a (again, not exclusive) focus on stories involving cryptography, ciphers, data privacy, surveillance, hacking/cracking, and so on. We’re interested in stories that demonstrate an understanding of the real technology, rather than pseudo-magical uses of information technologies which substitute “hacker” for “mage” and “source code” for “incantation.” We’re also interested in the wildly fantastical and surrealistic. Which is to say, we’re interested in almost everything except for the way Hollywood does it.

Submissions will open July 1st and close November 1st.

Special thanks to Avi Freedman and Havenco for making all this possible.

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