Our server was compromised by hackers in September of 2016. What seemed at first to be an easily fixed problem revealed itself to be more serious than we had thought, requiring a thorough gutting of our web presence so that we can rebuild anew. Rest assured that our data remains secure, that submissions predating the hack are still intact, and that emails are still getting through (though we apologize if we haven't responded; the backlog is huge).
We are rebuilding the site. We have changed servers. And we have ensured that we are getting the best professional security assistance to make sure that this doesn't happen again. We have sequestered the editorial board in secret meetings are taking advantage of this opportunity to address every aspect of AE that we have wanted to improve over the last five years.
We will be updating this site and our Twitter account with regular updates so please stay tuned. We will be reopening for submissions shortly and details will be available here. Financial assistance is welcome, but we have consciously put fundraising near the bottom of our priority list while we sort out these other issues. If you do wish to contribute time or money please contact us directly.