The Sword Review: a Christian science fiction and fantasy magazine (from a writers POV)
First off: Artwork
I love what they're getting in forms of cover art. Really nice. More often than not, we pick out a new book (or magazine) by the cover art. The cover tells what kind of quality we can expect to find inside.
I'll never forget seeing "Enders Game," by Orson Scott Card. I bought it solely on the merit of the cover art. At age sixteen, it just looked cool. That resulted in my reading the endire Ender series, and purchasing the Bean series (hoping to read that soon).
Great job, at the Sword Review, I'm looking forward to this tradition continuing. Good cover art brings in good stories.
Secondly: they have a print version along with the webzine
I love getting a magazine in print. Maybe that's because I'm a writer. But still, it feels better in my hands. I think that also helps them bring in more quality writing. Writers, when they evaluate who they send off their manuscripts to, will look at those elements. Art. Print. and . . . well, okay, pay. But lets face it. Writers aren't writing short stories to make big bucks--even the big time writers. So when it comes down to it, good art and the simple fact authors like to have a hard copy for sentimental value (or to show to their kids/grandkids/friends/family/etc)
Third and last point: conclusion
They've been getting a lot of quality stories. Preditors and Editors is proof of that. If you are passionate about quality Christian science fiction and fantasy, I encourage you to stop by their site. Read a story. Enjoy the artwork. And be sure to stop by their discussion forum, and let them know "Hey! Great Job!"
Check out the links below of other CSFF Blog Tour members:
CSFF Blog Tour
D. G. D. Davidson
Kameron M. Franklin
Heather R. Hunt
Lost Genre Guild
The Bookshelf Reviews 2.0 - The Compendium
Rebecca LuElla Miller
John W. Otte
Daniel I. Weaver