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Download Back Issues of Lorehaven Magazine

Explore the print run of Lorehaven’s original magazine (2018 to 2020).

When we started Lorehaven in 2018, we offered a quarterly print magazine. Free subscribers could download PDF copies, or purchase print copies from a third-party vendor. We showcased these products at homeschool and writers’ conferences.

Then, everything changed when the 2020 pandemic lockdowns attacked.

In 2021, we shifted away from quarterly print issues and moved to a monthly all-digital model. Anyone can still subscribe to updates, yet anyone can read our articles, news, reviews, and other content. We feel this open-access approach is the best way to grow interest in excellent Christian-made fantastical novels.

Note: You need a free PDF reader to read some copies. You can also order select print issues online.

Lorehaven, winter 2020

Lorehaven, fall 2020

Lorehaven, summer 2020

Lorehaven, winter 2019

Lorehaven, winter 2019

Lorehaven, fall 2019

Lorehaven, fall 2019

Lorehaven, spring 2019

Lorehaven Magazine, winter 2018

Lorehaven Magazine, fall 2018

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  1. Not sure whether this is the place to ask this question and provide this feedback, but here goes. The review for “Orphan’s Song” includes the following: Discern: Low scruples, moderate bloodshed, and high dudgeon.

    1) I had to look up “dudgeon”. Never heard the word before.

    2) Why is it part of the “discern” advisory? The dictionary says it means “a feeling of offense or anger”. Is the whole story steeped in anger and a desire for vengeance or something?

    Thanks for clarifying… and maybe use more clear, modern language for the average parent today in the advisories? Even “low scruples” might be more easily understood as “poor ethics” or “immoral choices”.

    Other questions related to the “discern” advisories:

    The “Earthcore/Roto Vegas” review included an advisory for “unreconstructed animistic spirituality”. What’s the implication of “unreconstructed”?

    “Walking on the Sea of Clouds” advisory includes “only briefly referenced Christianity”. Does that mean all the other books include pervasive references to Christianity, and this is the only one which “only briefly” references it? Or is there a different significance to that note?

    Really love seeing the first issue out. Don’t take my questions to mean I’m not excited and happy to see it! 🙂

    • Austin Gunderson says:

      Hello Teddi. Thanks for the thoughtful feedback! As Lorehaven’s reviews editor, I can speak to some of your concerns.

      The highly-concise “flash” format of Lorehaven’s reviews does, unfortunately, require some compression of thought, so relevant context may end up implied rather than explained outright. Since the purpose of the “Discern” section is simply to highlight potentially-objectionable content, it’s just a brief summary of anything that might be of concern to more sensitive readers.

      In the case of “Orphan’s Song,” the reference to scruples is meant to refer to the actions of some of the characters, not to the story as a whole. The reference to dudgeon is likewise meant to encapsulate the intense emotionalism of some of the characters, after the manner of the “thematic elements” tag sometimes used in MPAA film ratings.

      In the case of “Earthcore: Roto Vegas,” the word “unreconstructed” is meant to indicate that the story’s animistic spirituality is presented without any in-world reservations or explicitly-Christian contextualization—i.e. “straight-up.”

      In the case of “Walking on the Sea of Clouds,” the phrase “briefly referenced Christianity” is intended to set the reader’s expectations: the story contains religious references, but they don’t rise to the forefront. This reference shouldn’t necessarily be taken as a gauge for any of the other reviews, however: Lorehaven has multiple reviewers, and each book they review is evaluated separately. The content that gets referenced in the “Discern” section is simply what that book’s individual reviewer thought might be of interest to the discerning reader.

      Thanks again for your feedback! We’ll keep it in mind moving forward.

      Further up and further in!

  2. Audie says:

    I remember filling out the subscription form, but I guess I’ve lost the email with the password. Would you be able to send it again, please?

  3. Andrew Trefethen says:

    I subscribed, but don’t have access to the magazine. Please help!
    Best Regards,

    Andrew Trefethen

    • Hello, Andrew! Did you receive yesterday’s email with the subject line Lorehaven Magazine: issue 1 has released!? If so, you’ll find your password there, which you can enter above. We’ll stand by for any other needs. Thanks!

  4. Angel says:

    Hi, how long is it supposed to take for the email to be sent? I signed up 4 hours ago and still nothing 🙁 nothing in the spam folder as well. Thanks!

  5. I clicked “Subscribe to the Magazine” and landed here. I have no password, so don’t know how to proceed.

  6. Jim Davis says:

    I’ve subscribed but haven’t a gotten password.

  7. Where do subscribers type in their passwords?

    • Hello, Cortez. The password entry box is near the top of this page, just beneath the instructions.

      • Subscriber Password Box

        The only thing in the box below the three step instructions is this:

        “Note: If you already subscribed, but missed your welcome email, let us know with a comment.”

        I tried to highlight it and delete it but that did nothing. I don’t know if I’m missing another box or if I’m not officially subscribed like I thought I was. I have a password from the welcome email, so I don’t know, Stephen.

        • Good News!

          I don’t know why or how, but I was able to download the issue. When I tried to hit the download areas earlier, I couldn’t even get it to do so. This without putting in my password in the box which I detailed in the note earlier had that notification in it. If or if you didn’t do something, I thank you either way.

  8. I couldn’t download from Google Chrome, but I changed browsers to MS Edge and found the box to put the password in. Now I’ve got it!

  9. Jim Slone says:

    E.S.B. & all
    Thanks for allowing my subscription. One note, my Gmail saw fit to route your mail with the password into the “Promotions” file, where I did not think to look for it for some time. I am impressed with the first glance and look forward to a full read in the morning.

  10. I have subscribed and still do not have access. I received no “welcome.”

    • Sorry about that, Becky!

      Looks like the system believed you were already a subscriber, because you’ve already been getting the SpecFaith email updates. So it didn’t trigger.

      I’m personally forwarding you the welcome email. 🙂

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