Editor Kyle Schruder writes: "Lost in Thought came from a simple idea: I like magazines, why not make one of my own?" Always easier said than done, yet Lost in Thought introduces itself as a beautifully designed publication that looks more like something Shruder's been doing for decades.
"For this premiere issue," Schruder says, "I decided to combine short stories and artwork. I approached writers, photographers and illustrators with this simple premise: you can write something new, or you can submit something already finished. I paired the people who wanted to make something new with the people who gave me finished works. Some writers wrote entirely new stories based on illustrations that the artist had submitted. Other photographers arranged photo shoots based on stories I received."
The premier issue, available via MagCloud in print and digital formats features Writers Jules Archer, Kim Bannerman, Katrina Gray, Graeme Lottering, Sem Megson, Kari Nguyen, Sara Patterson, Katerina Prudchenko, Gareth Spark, and Chris Tarry; Photographers James Azzopardi, Julien Hayard, Karrah Kobus, Lindsey Kowalski, Aleksandra Skiljevic, Synchrodogs (Tania Shcheglova and Roman Noven); and Illustrators Yeremeeva Katya, Jennifer Maidment, mathiole, Jared Meuser, Estelle Morris, and Rose Wong.
Submissions are open for issue two, which Schruder says will "more free-flowing, more experimental, and hopefully even more interesting!"