Issue 105—February 2018

Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released the first Tuesday of every month.


Words from the Editor-in-Chief — Jason Sizemore

A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies by Alix Harrow
Work, and Ye Shall Eat by Walker McKnight
Ghost Marriage by P. Djeli Clark
Excerpt: Return to the Lost Level by Brian Keene

Interview with Alix Harrow by Andrea Johnson
Interview with Cover Artist Justin Adams by Russell Dickerson
A Discussion with Tal M. Klein, Author of The Punch Escrow by Lesley Conner

Page Advice with Mallory O’Meara and Brea Grant
Between the Lines with Laura Zats and Erik Hane
Words for Thought by A.C. Wise

Podcast Fiction


About the Artist

Justin Adams is a US-based concept artist and illustrator working in the publishing, film, and video game industries. He has been developing his business as a freelance artist over the past 10 years. Working closely with his clients, Justin strives to deliver memorable and exciting, story-driven designs that leave a lasting impression for readers and creators. Some of his clients have included Sony Entertainment, EA Games, Fantasy Flight Games, Rebellion/Solaris Books, Baen Books, and Upper Deck Entertainment.

Aside from freelancing Justin shares his knowledge of art, business, and fitness with students as part of his ongoing teaching program and he is also producing his own deck of tarot cards. Justin can be found at his website: or at the Facebook art group he co-founded: The Anvil – Art Forge

 Apex Magazine Issue 106 Preview

Next month we have original short fiction by Cassandra Khaw, Rachel Harrison, and Bentley A. Reese, a reprint by Tim Pratt, and Paul Jessup contributes a remembrance of Ursula Le Guin. Issue 106 cover art will be by Benedick Bana.