Today is the day for all things unlikely. Unlikely Story #6: The Journal of Unlikely Architecture went live last night. This is the first non-entomological venture for the Journal, and the first issue under the new Unlikely Story name. As you’ll notice when you click over, it’s also the first (non-archival) issue published on our shiny new website! Needless to say, I’m thrilled with the way the issue turned out. The art is gorgeous, as always, and the stories are wonderful. But, as Levar Burton would say, you don’t have to take my word for it. You can read the issue for yourself! (Man, I wish Levar Burton would say that about Unlikely Story. That would be awesome!) The issue features stories by Alma Alexander, Daniel Ausema, Kelly Simmons, Kelly Lagor, Matthew Timmins, Rose Lemberg, and Mark Rigney.
In other unlikely news, Jim Harrington interviewed us for his Six Questions For… series as while back, and the post went live today. So, if you want to know more about what we do and do not want to see in the slush pile, check it out!
Ellen Datlow posted the full list of Honorable Mentions for The Best Horror of the Year Volume 5 today, and I’m delighted to say that Sunny Moraine’s Invasives, from Issue #4 made the list. If you haven’t done so yet, you can read Sunny’s story here.
Finally, a friendly reminder that you have just under two weeks to send us your bug-relatedsubmissions. We’ll be closing to subs for the Entomology Issue on September 1, 2013, and publishing it in November 2013. We’ll remain open to Cryptography submissions through November 1, 2013. We haven’t announced our next Unlikely Theme yet, but stayed tuned for announcement regarding that soon!