Don't despair! There is another way. ysabetwordsmith is hosting a Poetry Fishbowl today, in their space opera storyline, "An Army of One". You don't have to be a passive consumer -- become a spectator, or even a participant, as a diverse community asks for, and gets, interesting speculative fiction that <i>they</i> ask for.
Satisfied repeat customer here. Come on over, and give it a try!