A couple of pieces (somehow) -
Review of AfroSFv3, edited by Ivor Hartmann:
“Discovery” implies an element of challenge; a hint that these stories might be a bit too far out on the edge, or potentially unpalatable. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Hype alone isn't going to convince an entrenched industry that they need to change everything about their audience/marketing/recruitment/sales/retail approach. There will be a lot of people ready and willing to talk about how Merky 'fails', based on the traditional metrics. "I didn't see a single copy at Hay!"
And, for the hell of it - a new website for www.bestbritishfantasy.co.uk