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.
Warren Lapine, one time publisher of DNA Publications, has announced the creation of Tir na Nog Press, a small press specializing in science fiction and fantasy. He also plans to relaunch Fantastic Stories as a quarterly magazine with payment on acceptance. Lapine has said that any unfulfilled DNA subscriptions, including SF Chronicle, Absolute Magnitude, Mythic Delirium, Dreams of Decadence, and Weird Tales, will be filled with issues of Fantastic Stories.