Interview with Cover Artist Marcela Bolívar

by on Aug 18, 2016 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

This month’s Apex Magazine cover artist is Marcela Bolívar, and she’s provided us with an astonishing piece called, “Ipocondrie.” Bolívar likes to stage imaginary situations through mythological figures and constructed personal symbols. In her work, artificial objects and a detailed...

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INK, The Frame, and Christopher Soren Kelly

by on Aug 11, 2016 in Nonfiction | 3 comments

A few weeks ago, I received two movies in the mail — director Jamin Winans’s cult classics, Ink and The Frame. Since I live in a cave under a rock, I didn’t know anything about either movie. In this way, I feel incredibly fortunate. I got to sit there through both movies in wide-eyed...

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Interview with A. Merc Rustad

by on Aug 3, 2016 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

We’re just past the halfway point of 2016, and A. Merc Rustad is on track to have more pieces of short fiction published this year than there are months in the calendar. That isn’t bragging, it’s proof this is fiction people have an itch to read. Merc’s fiction is personal, raw,...

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Words from the Editor-in-Chief

by on Aug 2, 2016 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

Welcome to issue 87 – the issue where we break your heart. It is often said that we get what we deserve. I feel that is a narrow view of reality. But know that much of what we desire from life is shaped by what the world gives up. This is felt poignantly by the three protagonists in our...

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Interview with Cover Artist Sunny Ray

by on Jul 21, 2016 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

This month’s Apex Magazine cover artist is Sunny Ray, a multifaceted artist working in digital painting and illustration. Many of her pieces are driven by the stories that she loves to write, leading to new paintings and animations. “The Fire,” this month’s Apex cover art, is...

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Words for Thought — August 2016

by on Jul 19, 2016 in Blog, Nonfiction | 0 comments

Welcome back to Words for Thought. The following five stories all deal with loss and memory, each looking it from a different angle and each resulting in a powerful tale. “Life in Stone, Glass, and Plastic” by José Pablo Iriarte from Strange Horizons’ June issue tells the story of...

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