Posts by Apex Magazine

Operation Fourth Story: Word Limit Increase

by on Apr 14, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

There’s been a lot of chatter behind the scenes of how to use the extra 4000 to 5000 words of original fiction we’ll be able to add if we reach our goal of 250 new subscribers through Operation Fourth Story. Sure, it would allow us to add an additional story to each issue of the magazine, but that isn’t the only possibility. Currently the Apex Magazine submission guidelines state that we have a firm 5000 word limit. Perfect length for some real short story gems and it works beautifully with the current word limit for each issue of the magazine. Unfortunately, not all stories fit comfortably within those restrictions. Some authors write amazing...

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Operation Fourth Story

by on Apr 3, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

So far 2014 has been a good year for Apex Magazine. We have a new editorial team, led by Editor-in-chief Sigrid Ellis, submissions and web readership are at record levels, and yearly subscribers are on a steady rise. With this in mind, we’ve decided we want to take the magazine to a new level. We want to make it bigger and better than it already is. We want to give you more. Launch Operation Fourth Story! Over the next two weeks (April 3rd to April 17th) we’re going to be showcasing Apex Magazine – and short fiction in general – here on the Apex blog and across the web. Every day we’ll have guest posts from authors, editors, and bloggers about the...

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Apex Magazine essay wins the Galactic Suburbia Award

by on Mar 26, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Congratulations to Deb Stanish! Her essay “Fangirl Isn’t a Dirty Word” appeared in issue 52 of Apex Magazine and has been honored with the Galactic Suburbia award. The award is given for activism and/or communication that advances the feminist conversation in the field of speculative fiction. The award is named after the Galactic Suburbia podcast. You can listen to the latest episode right here. You can read “Fangirl Isn’t a Dirty Word”...

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Apex Magazine brings you short fiction review series Clavis Aurea

by on Mar 12, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

Short fiction fans rejoice! The editors of Apex Magazine are delighted to share the news that we will be publishing Charlotte Ashley’s short fiction review series Clavis Aurea on! Originally running on, Clavis Aurea is an intellectual and analytical discussion of stories that Charlotte finds online from pro and semi-pro publications. The series will be published bi-weekly on Thursdays. Tomorrow morning we’ll post her first Apex-hosted edition of Clavis Aurea! You’ll be able to find an archive of Clavis Aurea here. (The page is blank, as obviously, there is nothing to archive yet!). Here is an archive of Charlotte’s...

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Rachel Swirsky story earns a Nebula Award Nomination!

by on Feb 26, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Rachel Swirsky’s issue 46 story “If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love” has been nominated for the Nebula Award for short story. You can read it here for free. Apex congratulates Rachel and all her fellow nominees for their achievement! Here is the official press release from SFWA: 2013 Nebula Awards Nominees Announced   Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America are pleased to announce the 2013 Nebula Awards nominees (presented 2014), the nominees for the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, and the nominees for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy.   Best Novel We Are All Completely Beside...

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