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A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of announcing Brit Mandelo as one of our new fiction editors. This week, I'm delighted to announce that she's being joined by Julia Rios.

One of our goals, when setting out to recruit new fiction editors, was to find people whose vision for the department, and for our field, matched up with Strange Horizons's history—and could build on it. We received applications from a lot of great candidates, but in many ways Julia—like Brit—just seemed like a natural fit.

You can see Julia's passion for diverse speculative fiction in the range and depth of her engagement with the field. There's her work with the Outer Alliance and with Broad Universe, promoting the work of queer and women writers; and her own writing, including poetry in Goblin Fruit and articles in Stone Telling, Apex Magazine, and elsewhere, as detailed on her website. I think she's a fantastic addition to Strange Horizons.

Both Julia and Brit will be at this year's WisCon, 25-28 May, and will be at our annual tea party on Sunday afternoon, 15.00 to 16.30 in Room 629—along with Jed, and Susan, and Karen, and many other staff and contributors. Do drop by to have a chat if you get a chance.

Niall Harrison is a reader and fan.
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