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First Reviews

The Journal of Unlikely Entomology received its first review! In her latest short fiction column at Locus Online, Lois Tilton reviews Issue One of the Journal of Unlikely Entomology. Overall, the review is quite positive. Needless to say, I’m ridiculously pleased. Congratulations to all of ours authors!

Speaking of reviews, Library Journal has a brief review/synopsis of Bewere the Night, which is the first I’ve seen thus far.

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The Journal Has Landed

I am so very pleased and proud to announce that Issue One of the Journal of Unlikely Entomology is officially here! It’s full of incredible fiction, and gorgeous art, plus an interview with our featured artist, Lynnette Shelley. It’s been a wonderful experience working on the Journal thus far. I think I speak for all involved when I say that we’ve had a fantastic time putting the first issue together, and I hope you have as much fun reading it as we had making it. So head on over and check it out. If you like what you see, and I’m sure you will, please spread the word. And stay tuned, we’ll have additional content going up on our blog in the weeks to come. In the meantime, enjoy Issue One!

Issue One Table of Contents:

Arachne by J.M. McDermott, Illustrated by Astrid Budi
Love in the Absence of Mosquitoes by Mari Ness, Illustrated by Lynnette Shelley
So Speaketh the Trauma Gods by John Medaille, Illustrated by Linda Saboe
Plague of Locusts by Sylvia Spruck Wrigley, Illustrated by Linda Saboe
Museum Beetles by Simon Kewin, Illustrated by Seth Fitts
They Wait by Steve Barber, Illustrated by Bryan Prindiville
The Cowboy, the Horse, and the Scorpion by Nathaniel Lee, Illustrated by Martin Koza

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Hitchhiking Insects

As we get ever closer to launching issue one of the Journal of Unlikely Entomology, we have a special guest post up on our blog to whet your appetite. Well, possibly not literally, unless you’re into eating bugs, which is fine. A lot of people are. In fact, if you’re one of them, perhaps you have some interesting recipes you’d like to share in the comments. But I digress…

Right now, before you sit down to a tasty snack of the insect of your choice, you should head on over to the Journal of Unlikely Entomology blog and check out The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Insect Galaxy by Laura Russo. Seriously. It’s got an incredible photo of a Cryptophagid beetle riding on a bee’s tongue. What are you waiting for? Go look!

Issue one of the Journal will be along before you know it. In the meantime, we’re currently reading submissions for issue two, so send your best bug-related fiction our way.

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The State of the Journal

We’ve officially heard back from all our accepted authors, and I’m very pleased to announce the table of contents for the Journal of Unlikely Entomology’s first issue! In no particular order, our debut issue will feature:

They Wait by Steve Barber
Arachne by J.M. McDermott
Museum Beetles by Simon Kerwin
Love in the Absence of Mosquitoes by Mari Ness
Plague of Locusts by Sylvia Spruck Wrigley
So Speaketh the Trauma Gods by John Medaille
The Cowboy, the Horse, and the Scorpion by Nathaniel Lee

The issue should be online sometime in mid-to-late May. We’ll also be running a non-fiction guest post, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Insect Galaxy by Laura Russo, which will appear on the Grump’s LiveJournal page in the weeks leading up to the first issue’s official launch.

I am so very excited to share these wonderful stories by these wonderful authors; I hope you’re all just as excited to read them. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be laying out the issue, and arranging illustrations. In the meantime, we remain open to submissions, so keep sending us your stories! We’ll make an announcement as soon as issue one goes live.

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