Posts Tagged "apex magazine"

A change to our submission guidelines

by on Oct 15, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

If you head over to our submission guidelines and take a peek you’ll notice something has changed. Instead of sending sending submissions to our old Gmail account, now you’ll go through Submittable, filling out a short form and attaching your story or poem there. This isn’t a big change for writers. Many other markets use submission services like Submittable, and it makes it very easy for you to check on the status of your submission. For the Apex Magazine team, the switch to Submittable is going to keep things more organized. Everything is in one place. Submission editors can leave notes for Jason or myself. It will be much quicker to see who has...

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Interview with Catherine Denvir

by on Oct 7, 2014 in Interviews | 0 comments

Catherine Denvir is an artist whose career path has taken her from illustration — a vocation in which her work appears in many publications — into painting to satisfy a growing fascination for the media, while working with a multitude of painting disciplines. Apex Magazine is excited to feature her art ‘The Incomplete Group’ on the cover of this issue. APEX MAGAZINE: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself as a painter? CATHERINE DENVIR: I have been painting for about five years, having taken a break after a successful career as an illustrator. I consider myself an emerging painter, still exploring the medium, the message, and the freedom with great relish. Although...

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Fandom Activism for Change in Visual Entertainment Media: We Have the Power

by on Oct 7, 2014 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

‘Why bother?’ It may seem innocuous, but this question is one of the most prevalent — and sometimes most damaging — when it comes to social activism. In fandom activism specifically, it can be a death knell to any campaign that seeks better and more diverse representation in its entertainment media. ‘Why bother?’ This question keeps television and movies stagnant by steamrolling over legitimate, holistic critiques of visual representation. It is derived from a ‘majority rules’ mindset: a perception that if most fandomers in any one fangroup isn’t talking about representation, then representation must be irrelevant. This is a question that maintains the status quo of...

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What I Am

by on Oct 7, 2014 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

I know what I am. I am Big Apple. I bear witness to struggle, to tragedy small and enormous, to daily happiness, madness, and vengeance. I am gas leak, rent hike, and sewer blockage. I am five–alarm fire. I am subway strike, rat infestation, rabid raccoons in the Cloisters. I am ten foot stacks of garbage. I am old lady purse–snatch, I am drunkard and drug–addled, dead beneath river rock bridge in Central Park. I am the Mexican cartel cutting deals with the Russian mafia. I am cold wind and icy stone. I am rumbling subway and crazy serial killer pushers dropping strangers onto the tracks. I am long–forgotten statues and arches. I am museum, I am priceless art and...

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On the Excarnations of the Gods

by on Oct 7, 2014 in Poetry | 0 comments

The rush of water pushes time, eating the shore and exposing it, tugging the bodies of stones back and forth across unmarked lines of life and death, time and tide. Sometimes they gasp in the air and sometimes lie under clear and peaceful blankets measured in fathoms measured in beats of hearts, of long arms akimbo finger pads and heels of hands striking the skin of the drum. This is why, when our bodies become flesh alone we open them to the sky, an offering to the ravening of birds. Let them strip us to our bones, baring to the sight of the gods of the air all our secrets, decades of mysteries both splendid and small, cancerous and threaded through our flesh just like...

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