I'm am very sorry to annouce that Realms of Fantasy has closed. This is very upsetting. Since I started writing short fiction getting accepted to this magazine was a goal for me, one that will never happen now. However, this doesn't come as a complete surprise. Realms closed once before and then was revived after being bought by a new editor. I had a feeling that they were struggling, and had thought that they'd go strickly digital like Fantasy Magazine did. I was wrong.
On the RoF main page:
"Realms of Fantasy has ceased operations as of 10/18/10. Please do not send your manuscripts to us. We would love to consider them but can no longer offer them a home. We wish you luck finding a home for your stories elsewhere. Thanks so much for your support over the years."
The publisher did write a note though, explaining the reasons for closing RoF:
All good things must come to an end...
About Heather Dade, writing as Heather Kuehl
Heather Dade, writing as Heather Kuehl (pronounced "keel"), was born near the Great Lakes, but made her way to South Carolina where she lives to this day. She's the author of Epiphany (an ARe best seller) and The Sarah Vargas Series. The first installment of the Sarah Vargas Series, Fade to Black, reached #1 on Fictionwise.com's best seller list for fantasy ebooks. For more information about Heather's published works, upcoming releases, and events visit her website; http://www.mrsheyhey.com/