Fantasy (and our sister magazine, Lightspeed) has a new publisher—and it’s me, your humble editor, John Joseph Adams. Our founding publisher, Sean Wallace, decided that he needed to devote more time to his book publishing company, Prime Books, and since I already edit both magazines, I was the natural choice to be his successor. But rest assured: Under my regime, we’ll still be bringing you the same quality fantasy that you’ve come to expect from Fantasy Magazine . . . albeit in a slightly different form than you’re used to.
As of January 2012, Fantasy merged into Lightspeed, so going forward all of Fantasy’s new content will appear as part of Lightspeed instead of here on www.fantasy-magazine.com. We won’t be doing away with any of Fantasy’s fiction, however; each issue of the combined magazine will contain Lightspeed’s four science fiction stories and the four fantasy stories you would have otherwise found in Fantasy. We won’t be reducing the number of stories, or replacing any Fantasy content with Lightspeed content; this is a true merger.
Also, in order to focus more on the fiction side of the magazines, we’ve cut down on our nonfiction. Now, instead of publishing a related nonfiction article alongside each story, we will publish two feature interviews per issue, along with our artist gallery and our usual assortment of author spotlights.
And finally, since we’re doubling the amount of fiction in each issue, we’re going to raise the price of our ebooks—but not by double: We’ll be raising the price to just $3.99. So you’ll be getting twice as much fiction, for just a dollar more per issue; plus, from here on out, each ebook edition of Lightspeed will feature exclusive content that you won’t find on our website—namely, in addition to the eight short stories you’ll also find our website, each ebook issue will now feature a novella-length story.
We’ll keep the fantasy-magazine.com website up as an archive indefinitely, but all future Fantasy content will appear at lightspeedmagazine.com, so be sure to update your bookmarks and RSS feeds!