In a recent tweet, L.D. Lewis pointed out the necessity "mentorship within the short SFF field, wherein the mastheads of existing publications avail themselves to consult with people trying to start a new outlet." We at Strange Horizons acknowledge the value of this, and would like to take up this invitation. With around twenty years of institutional memory to call upon, we hope we can be of some use.
Our several departments - Fiction, Poetry, Reviews, Art, and Articles - have all expressed their availability for conversations about our experiences so far. So, if you are starting - or intending to start - a new outlet, and have any questions for anyone at the Zine, in the first instance, please write to co-ordinating editor Gautam Bhatia (firstname.lastname@example.org), or DM him on Twitter (@gautambhatia88). If the questions pertain to the general running of the Zine, Gautam will be more than happy to engage on these issues; and to the extent they fall within the bailiwick of any specific department, he will connect you to the relevant resource person.
We look forward to the conversations, and to paying it forward, and we thank L.D. Lewis for bringing this up.