This past October we launched our yearly subscription drive with the intent of raising $10,000 to fund Apex Magazine for 2017. We have done this several times and have never had an issue raising the money needed to keep the magazine going AND in the process we put together an amazing double issue for January stuffed with cool extras you unlock by supporting the drive. After the election and the political uncertainty that followed, we decided to close our drive early even though we had only raised $2,500 toward our goal. It was not the time to push the drive.
Sadly, the political climate has not gotten better, but despite this we need to push forward. This means the Apex Magazine subscription drive must resume so we can raise the additional $7,500 needed to fund Apex Magazine for 2017!
The new revived Apex Magazine subscription drive will run from March 27th to April 17th.
During that period, we hope to raise at least $7,500 to fund the remainder of this year. You may remember that during our first drive we had stories to unlock by Nisi Shawl, John Hornor Jacobs, and E. Catherine Tobler that were on tiers that weren’t reached before we pulled the plug. We couldn’t let those stories go unpublished, so they’ve been scheduled over the next couple of months. For this revived drive, we are packing our tiers with new, possibly even more amazing stories. I don’t want to say too much now, but I will say that if we unlock all of our tiers and hit our $7,500 goal the January 2018 issue of Apex Magazine is going to be STELLAR!!!!
To get there we need your help!!!
How? Help us spread the news! Since you are reading this blog post, I feel it is safe to say when we do promotions like this, you know! You know that we will be offering subscriptions at a discounted rate and will have all kinds of goodies up for grabs that will help us reach our goal. What we need now is your help reaching new people.
To do this, we want you to interview Apex Magazine’s editor-in-chief Jason Sizemore and managing editor Lesley Conner!
Have a blog or website? Come up with 4 to 5 questions for our editors. Your questions can be about anything! What do you want to know! Wonder about our editorial process? Want to know the nitty gritty of the slush pile? Some other question burning in your imagination? Ask it! Jason and Lesley will answer any and all questions about Apex Magazine and the publishing process. All we ask is that you post your interview on the assigned day and link back to the Apex Magazine subscription drive page (we will provide that link). We’re hoping to line up at least 22 of these mini-interviews – one for every day of our drive, but if we can set up more that would be great.
Don’t have a blog, but still want to help? Never fear! We have you covered! Send Jason and Lesley 2 to 3 questions about Apex Magazine and they will answer them. Post these mini-mini-interviews on your Facebook page with a link to the Apex Magazine subscription drive page.
Sound like fun? We think so!
Send Lesley an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will get you set up! With your help, we will revive the drive and fund Apex Magazine for 2017!