Musa Publishing has announced that they will assume the electronic subscription obligations of Realms of Fantasy with issues of their new digital magazine of speculative fiction, Penumbra. Penumbra is offering print subscribers our November, December and January issues immediately as well as our February issue for free. Print subscribers need to contact Penumbra in order to get put on our mailing list for those issues. In addition, Space and Time will provide copies of their magazine to print Realms of Fantasy subscribers.
William and Kim Gilchrist of Damnation Books LLC have announced the cancellation of Realms of Fantasy magazine. The Gilchrists bought the magazine last year after Warren Lapine cancelled the magazine after purchasing it from Sovereign Media. The Gilchrists are looking for a buyer, but the magazine, still edited by its founding editor, Shawna McCarthy, may have published its final issue.
Realms of Fantasy editor Douglas Cohen has announced that due to a glitch with the post office, any mail received at the magazine’s PO Box over the last week has been returned to the senders. The situation has been rectified and the PO Box is active again. Realms of Fantasy is still a going concern and editor Shawna McCarthy and Cohen apologize for any inconvenience the situation may have caused.
*An earlier version of this story misidentified Mr. Cohen’s title.
Publisher Warren Lapine has announced the closing of Realms of Fantasy. Lapine notes that the worsening economic climate has made continuing the magazine impossible at this time and has released any stories still held by the magazine. The December issue of the magazine will be placed on the Realms of Fantasy website for download. Lapine’s Tir Na Nog Press purchased the magazine in March 2009 after Sovereign Media announced the magazine’s closure in January of 2009.