I am not going to begin this story at the beginning. That would be the easy thing, and stories are not easy. Love is supposed to be easy. You fall into it, and what could be easier than to fall? Our early lives are written in skinned knees and scraped palms. We trip, we tumble, we fall....Read More
Apex Magazine is pleased to present “The Face of Heaven So Fine” by Kat Howard in our second podcast episode. Narrated by Lynne M. Thomas and produced by Erika Ensign. Download Podcast #2 (“The Face of Heaven So Fine” by Kat Howard) or listen using the player...Read More
by Kat Howard There is an entire history in the stars. Light takes time to travel, to get from wherever the star is to wherever we can see it, here, on Earth. So when you think about it, when we see the stars, we are looking back in time. Everything those stars actually shone on...Read More
By Kat Howard Kora had heard the rumors. They were everywhere that fall, blown on the wind along with the golden fans of fallen ginkgo leaves. Everyone claimed to know someone who had been invited, though Kora spoke to no one who had attended. People told stories of masks and decadence,...Read More
by Kat Howard He wrote me into a story again. I told him to stop doing that, after we broke up. In fact, it was one of the reasons we broke up. I mean, being a muse is all well and good, until you actually become one. The first time it happened, I was flattered. And it wasn’t like...Read More
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!