Cory has some ideas:
If I were running the mags, I'd pick a bunch of sfnal bloggers and offer them advance looks at the mag, get them to vote on a favorite story to blog and put it online the week before the issue hits the stands. I'd podcast a second story, and run excerpts from the remaining stories in podcast. I'd get Evo Terra to interview the author of a third story for The Dragon Page. I'd make every issue of every magazine into an event that thousands of people talked about, sending them to the bookstores to demand copies -- and I'd offer commissions, bonuses, and recognition to bloggers who sold super-cheap-ass subscriptions to the print editions.
Making every issue into an "event"--that's not a bad idea for online mags. Of course, I'm not brilliant enough to figure out how to make MINDFLIGHTS an event every month come 2008.
Of course, I hope you fans of Christian-friendly SF and Christian SF will give even a modest donation to make MINDFLIGHTS a success. EIGHT in 2008! If every reader donated 8 bucks in 2008, the magazine could function, pay better, offer higher quality work. Consider it, would you? (And if you haven't registered over there yet, please do.)
And if you have stunning ideas on creating monthly "events", do comment. I could pass them on to the managing editor and publisher.
hat tip to SF Signal for the link to Paulo Bacigalupi's blog which, in turn, linked to Cory at BoingBoing.