Realms of Fantasy Magazine has once again been saved from the brink of destruction. (My previous post on the subject here.) This is beginning to feel a bit like one of those Bugs Bunny spoofs of Hamlet where he's dead, then he's back to deliver more instructions, then he's dying again, then there's more speech to be made, then he's really dead ... except he has one last line to deliver.
Good news ElizabethTwist! That subscription you ordered won't be canceled! They're switching owners without a break in production. Although you can still get the December issue free as a PDF off their website.
I was recently reading the introductory material in a Best of anthology that spoke of Realms as one of the "big four" fantasy magazine. This was a new distinction for me but I can see where they're coming from. The "big three" of speculative writing are Analog, Asimov's, and The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. But Analog and Asimovs slant toward sci-fi, though they do occasionally publish things I would consider fantasy. So if you want to look at the top fantasy magazines, you really need to broaden out to Realms which might publish science fantasy but not science fiction.