Editorial Dispositions: Saying Good-bye, Waving Hello

by on Jul 8, 2010 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

I suppose I should be teary-eyed. After all, this is my last edited edition of Apex Magazine for the foreseeable future. The past five years have been a wild roller coaster ride, that’s for sure. I can remember opening that first box of Apex Digest issue #1. The digests smelled like success to me (oh, the irony!). Going to my first convention and having writers like Brian Keene and Tom Piccirilli tell me that producing Apex Digest was a great service to genre fans. And through the magazine, I have met some of my best friends and some of the brightest and most supportive people on Earth. The joyous occasion of becoming an SFWA-certified market still rings fresh in my memory. Finally, there was the heartbreaking (but necessary) decision to move the digest to an all digital format.

And yet, I can’t feel anything but enthusiasm and knowing I’m doing the right thing by stepping aside. It helps knowing that somebody as awesome as Catherynne M. Valente will be taking the helm and running the show. I anticipate some mind-blowing work coming out of Apex Magazine in the years to come.

For now, enjoy this beefy July issue. Veteran author Peter Atwood presents a work of thriller-SF. Terra LeMay, in her first professional publication, shows us that even the law of physics can’t prevent love. There’s a whole slew of poetry, three reprints, and if you visit our website, an audio production of Terra LeMay’s story.

Till next time!

 

Jason Sizemore

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