The Magazine

Synthetic Reality Magazine is a brand new digital and limited print-run magazine dedicated to bringing its readers the best in new Science Fiction, Fantasy, SHTF, Slipstream, Horror, Sword and Sorcery and surreal fiction, written by undiscovered and talented authors like you! We welcome your submissions!

Each month we bring you ten different stories by talented writers along with two FREE short audiobooks, multiple articles on the craft of writing, photo essays from talented artists from around the world, and interviews with some of todays hottest published authors!


From the Editor

The world has become a very strange place. Or maybe weird is a better way to describe it. Or how about surreal? Yeah, that will do nicely. The world has become a very surreal place.

We’ve been locked away (sequestered?) for more than a year due to a virus of questionable origin. But wait! A cure has been found and our freedom is now at hand. Oh, wait. Sorry. The virus mutated. Everyone back to your rat holes. Sounds like a science fiction plot to me but in fact it’s reality.

Gelatinous marbles rain down from the sky in out of the way places of the world like Kivalina, Alaska. Science can’t identify the substance. Sound like sci-fi? Nope. Again, real life.

The Navy and the government releases UFO footage and admits they are stumped as to what the objects are. They also admit to having a special department that investigates these newly coined “Unidentified aerial phenomena” or UAPs. Science Fiction? Nope. Once again, reality.

There is an android created by Oxford techs that creates self-portraits. She did this through her A.I. programming. Reality is becoming surreal.

Are you starting to get the idea? Reality gets more surreal, strange, and weird by the minute. Thank God. That’s what we like here at Synthetic Reality Magazine.

And if it comes to it, I would like to welcome our new alien A.I. overlords and hope they enjoy our work here at Synthetic Reality Magazine (We hope you do too).

Our Special Thanks

Here’s where we tell you why we do this. There’s an author out there that made himself not only accessible to us, but encouraged us to make this a reality. His work is funny, captivating, and darn right good. So, please get out there and pick up a copy of anything by Barry J. Hutchison or his alter ego JD Kirk. Thanks again Barry!