I'm a little behind on the news, so y'all may know this already, but I was delighted to learn this morning that Realms of Fantasy magazine is not dead after all. Warren Lapine of Tir Na Nog Press has closed a deal to buy the magazine from Sovereign Media, which is very good news indeed. Shawna McCarthy will still be the editor, Doug Cohen will still be the assistant editor, and the stories previously contracted for will be published after all. They hope, apparently, to carry on with only one missed issue.
Thanks, everyone, for your comments on my last post. It's very nice to be back at my desk at last. Both Midori and I have been waylayed by time-consuming Big Life Events since we closed down the Endicott Studio's Journal of Mythic Arts last summer (our timing seems to have been remarkably prescient)...but we will be getting back to regular blogging and Endicott Studio projects just as soon as the dust settles around us.
The "Magic of Food" article mentioned on this Realms cover, by the way, was by Midori. Titled "In Praise of the Cook," it was one of my favorite Folkroots articles. (You'll find a copy of it online here.) The art on the cover is by my friend and neighbor Wendy Froud, from her remarkable book The Art of Wendy Froud.