Alternate Realms Magazine is devoted to publishing the highest quality Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror short stories¬†written by today’s top self-published authors.

Our mission is threefold: to introduce readers to high-quality indie fiction; to support and encourage aspiring and self-published authors; and to combat illiteracy by supporting charities like the Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy and NaNoWriMo’s Young Writers Program.




C.D. Watson writes Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and just plain Weird Fiction under multiple pen names. She lives in a century-old farmhouse full of happy memories, but sadly lacking in ghosts.

Acquisitions Editor

Caleb Watson is a software, web, and game developer. In his spare time, he collects music trivia and crafts nefarious schemes for world domination.

General Manager/Legal Counsel

Richard E. Hopkins, Jr. began his academic career as an historian, and quickly realized there was more money in the law. After obtaining his Juris Doctorate, he settled down in his hometown where he pens historical novels based on his family’s exploits in between attending court and riding his British racing green Triumph.


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