The fiction fantasy magazine Realms of Fantasy announced that they are closing for a second, and probably final time. A few years ago, the struggling magazine announced it was shutting down only to be bought by another publisher who hoped to turn the magazine around. They only missed one issue -- which says a lot about the character and dedication of their editorial staff. But Realms, a full-sized glossy magazine with interior illustrations as well as cover artwork, needed to change drastically if it was to keep going in a recession, and sadly, Realms changed only slightly.
You can read the publisher's farewell, the editor's farewell, and the farewell from the founder and fiction editor, all online at rofmag.com