Douglas Cohen (douglascohen) wrote,
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While I Have a Moment to Breathe ...

So the news seems to be spreading throughout the internet as it always does with these things.  But if you haven't heard, yeah, Realms of Fantasy has come to its end as of today.  There is a publisher's note and some farewell editorials from myself and Shawna over on the website.  The December 2009 issue will not be going to press, but we will be posting a free PDF of it on the website in the very near future, probably today.

Most of my initial thoughts can be found in my farewell editorial.  But I'll share a few quick things here.  First, authors, please consider your stories released into the literary wilds.  Good luck finding a home for them.  I wish it could have been in RoF, but as a wise man often says, "Alas."

I still have some unread manuscripts on my end.  I'll finish processing those in the next day or two, and if you provided enough postage for the return of your manuscripts, yes, I'll take the time to mail it back to you.  I have manuscripts running through 9/25/10.  I won't be doing any further slush transfers with Shawna, so I'm afraid I'm not responsible for any fiction submissions submitted to us beyond this date.  I'll post a note when I've gotten through everything.

I'm sure I'll have a few more thoughts in the coming days, but this (and next) week were already going to be very busy for me even before I learned of RoF's closure.  Now, for obvious reasons, my week has just gotten busier.  So if I'm intermittent for the next few days, I'm not moping or hiding or anything like that.  I've already said my goodbyes to the magazine.  I'm just going to be somewhat buried.  That said, if anyone has any questions or concerns concerning RoF, please feel free to contact me.  I'm eager to wrap things up in a timely fashion, but my door is always open when it comes to this magazine.  If you fling me a question, I'll do my best to get back to you asap.

Thanks all.  It's been a blast.  More soon(ish).
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