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.
Only weeks after Realms of Fantasy announced it was ceasing publication, it has been revived by Kim Richards Gilchrist of Damnation Books. Damnation will publish the December issue as a print issue (previously it had been announced as available on-line only) and will begin publishing new material with the February issue, not missing any issues. Damnation has already announced that the April issue will be a dark fantasy issue to coincide with World Horror Con and the June issue will be a celebration of the magazine’s 100th issue. No staff has been announced yet.