Collective Realms Magazine is a weekly fantasy and science-fiction magazine published by Lazy Adventurer Publishing. The magazine started in May of 2018 and is currently open for submissions.
Collective Realms Magazine has its origins in featuring short stories of the adventurers within the Collective universe, as seen in the blogs of the We Are Adventurers Tumblr community. The magazine now features short fiction and poetry by all authors, both emerging and established. In the magazine's stories and poems, readers can find fantasy and science-fiction of all sub-genres and cross-genres. We happily include magical realism, contemporary science-fiction, urban fantasy, and more.
The magazine was started by Andrew Olvera and Matthew Gustavson, who act as the magazine's duel editors-in-chief. Our grassroots literary magazine was created as Lazy Adventurer Publishing's first foray into the lit mag world. You can read Collective Realms Magazine online in its entirety for free in text form on our website. Additionally, each piece published receives a dramatic reading by a member of our team. These readings can be found on Spotify, iTunes, GooglePlay, and YouTube.
Andrew Olvera (he/him) lives in Tucson, Arizona, where he works as a teacher for students with special needs. He is the co-founder of Lazy Adventurer Publishing and heads both press's magazines, Prismatica Magazine and Collective Realms Magazine as Editor-in-Chief and Publisher. His work can be found in the two magazines as well as Selcouth Station Press and Theta Wave Magazine.
Matthew Gustavson lives in Mankato, Minnesota where he lives with his son. He is the co-founder of Lazy Adventurer Publishing and managing editor for Collective Realms Magazine.
Senior Poetry Editor
Rowan Withnell is an award winning poet, short story, and tabletop supplement author. Currently she spends her time going between the US and England where she lives with her husband and spoiled cat. She also happily serves as poetry editor for both Prismatica and Collective Realms magazines.
- Fiction Editor, Interviewer
- Columnist, Editor
- Devin (she/her) is a writer obsessed with shadow, movement, and human interaction. She enjoys an overindulgence of coffee and wine in South Minneapolis. Sun Yung Shin awarded her with the Patsy Lea Core award in 2015. Her prose and essays can be read at Mookychic, Moonchild Magazine, and Occulum among other places. Devin and her twin sister run a Bookstagram where they geek out with other readers, and discuss why Hemingway talking about boobs is boring. London’s Ravenmaster liked her review of his novel.
- Podcast Host
- Joshua Bratton was born in Lakewood, Colorado and first fell in love with fantasy stories when his father read The Chronicles Of Narnia to him. From that point on, he read as many stories as he could get his hands on, which eventually inspired him to start writing such tales. He can be found on Twitter @jbratton1124 and on Tumblr at @kaleladin.
- Podcast Host
- Podcast Host