RIP: Realms of Fantasy Magazine

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According to SF Scope, Realms of Fantasy Magazine is closing down, their April 2009 issue being the last one. Needless to say, I am quite upset by this because RoF is/was one of my favorite fantasy magazine (fiction, that is, as I don’t care much for anything else). It’s one of the few magazines that succeeded in putting two stories in the same issue that eventually became personal favorites. I loved the fiction in this magazine (didn’t much care for their customer support) and I am sad to see it go. I even have a story out to them right now, which obviously will be coming back to me unread.

For those saying “see, I knew magazines were going to die,” you should take note that this death has little to do with the supposed decline of short fiction, and more to do with the faltering economy, which is doing a fine job of destroying everything now that people are being idiots by not spending money they should be…


About the Author:

Shaun Duke is an aspiring writer, a reviewer, and an academic. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Florida studying science fiction, postcolonialism, posthumanism, and fantasy.

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