According to owner Warren Lapine, Realms of Fantasy is going away again. (Though he’s offering to sell the magazine if anyone’s interested.)
Realms of Fantasy was a big, shiny goalpost for me when I was trying to break in. Finally selling “Deliverance” to Shawna McCarthy was almost as exciting as selling my first book. I sold her a second story a year later — that was “Sister of the Hedge,” a precursor to my princess books. Then she bought “Ours to Fight For,” another story I’m still incredibly proud of.
Their sometimes questionable taste in cover art aside, it was a beautiful magazine, particularly the interior artwork.
I had issues with a few of Lapine’s choices when he bought the magazine, but I appreciate him trying to resurrect it, and I’m sorry to see it go. Again.