Like a couple of other journals that are publishing my work, I learned about Othergate through people I met at the Advanced Studies in England writing program I did in summer of 2007. Programs like this can be pricey, but they're excellent for making writerly friends. And ASE was oodles of fun.
Ah, writers socializing. This makes me impatient for the James River Writers conference, which, sadly, is not for mooooonths.
Oh well. Coming soon: entries about actually writing!