Apex Magazine is an online science fiction and fantasy magazine edited by three-time Hugo Award-nominated editor Jason Sizemore. Apex launched more than a decade ago, and since then it has published some of the most original and thought-provoking fiction from both well-known professionals and trail-blazing newcomers, including: Brian Keene, Christopher Barzak, E. Lily Yu, Ursula Vernon, Mary Robinette Kowal, Rachel Swirsky, Douglas F. Warrick, Catherine M. Valente, Sarah Pinsker, Genevieve Valentine, Theodora Goss, Jeff VanderMeer, and many more.
Apex also includes award-nominated poetry, interviews, nonfiction work, and podcasts. Our work is known for its ability to bring the strange and twisted to life.
Apex gives our readers access to their favorite short form writers and asks them the questions that every reader wants answers to. A science fiction and fantasy magazine with a bit of horror, Apex has something to satisfy every weird and fantastic craving.
Apex Magazine has also partnered with Redshift Audio Productions (RAP). We will be joining forces with them to bring readers and listeners audio dramas of some of our most popular stories. RAP has been producing podcasts for more than eight years now, and has produced more than 1,500 episodes.
Our monthly publication schedule consists of several pieces of fiction as well as several pieces of poetry, nonfiction, and a podcast of one of our favorite stories of the issue. Every issue is posted in fragments throughout the month and a full eBook is placed on sale the first Tuesday of every month.
All content can be read free through the magazine’s website. Also, subscriptions are available and every issue can be purchased individually (ePub/mobi/PDF or from the Kindle and Nook stores.
Average Monthly Page Views — 35,500
Average Monthly Site Visits — 20,000
Average Monthly Unique Users — 12,500
AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Three-time Hugo Award nominee for Best Semiprozine
Hugo Award nominee for Best Short Story
Two-time Nebula Award Winner for Best Short Story
Four-time Nebula Award nominee for Best Short Story
Shirley Jackson Award nomination
Two-time Aurealis Award nomination
WSFA Award winner and nomination
Million Writers Award nomination
Cóyotl Award winner
Rhysling Award Winner (Short Form Poem)
Nine-time Rysling Award nomination (Poetry)
3rd place Rhysling Award (Short Form Poem)
Chesley Award nomination (Artwork)
RATES AND SPECIFICATIONS
$100 for the site’s sponsor ad on the front page. Ad size is 150px wide by 225px tall, 72 dpi. Non-animated. JPG. RGB.
$60 for a footer spot that displays just below the fold on all other pages and posts. Ad size 150px wide by 225px tall, 72dpi. Non-animated. JPG. RGB.
Site sponsorship with all three posts, plus an eBook ad available for $200.
Site sponsorship would give you maximum visibility at a fair price. With the ever-growing number of subscribers (Apex saw a 15% increase in page views from 2014-2015), advertising with Apex Magazine gives your work the spotlight and opportunity it deserves.
In comparison to some of our competitors, we offer the same services at less than half the cost — and with a comparable number of awards and nominations, we give you peace of mind knowing that your book will be featured next to some of the best work in the genre.
Words are important to us. It’s what we do, and we’d like to think we do them pretty well. After more than a decade of bringing your contemporaries’ stories to life, let us do the same for you.
We love finding our next favorite story, novel, or author. Let us help you be someone’s next favorite writer.
Ad Space in the eBook editions (ePub, mobi, and PDF) of Apex Magazine is available for only $25. Ads need to be 1400px x 2000px, 300DPI, and can be full color.
Please contact Lesley Conner at Lesley@apex-magazine.com for information or to schedule an ad placement.
Disclaimer: Apex Magazine does not guarantee minimum views or clicks for ads. We do not provide reports to the advertiser. Apex Magazine maintains the right to reject any advertising content that we deem inappropriate or does not meet our standards.
Apex wishes to thank Joshua Colwell for his hard work building this page and the media kit!
2016 Apex Magazine Subscription Drive
This year we hope to raise enough revenue to expand our monthly fiction and to increase pay for writers and artists.
Incentives include original fiction by Nisi Shawl, John Hornor Jacobs, Ursula Vernon, and E. Catherine Tobler!