Issue 108—May 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 by Jason Sizemore

Stars so Sharp They Break the Skin by Matthew Sanborn Smith
Cold Blue Sky by JE Bates
Mother Jones and the Nasty Eclipse by Cherie Priest
Luisah’s Church by Nisi Shawl
Fifteen Minutes Hate by Rich Larson
Cherry Wood Coffin by Eugenia Triantafyllou

Interview with Author Matthew Sanborn Smith by Andrea Johnson
Interview with Cover Artist Anna Dittmann by Russell Dickerson
How I Learned to Follow My Own Advice and Let It Go by Tobias S. Buckell
Signal Intrusion by Kirk Jones

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

Podcast Fiction

Narrated by Alyson Grauer.

About the Artist

Anna Dittmann is an illustrator from San Francisco with a passion for portraiture, tea, and ice cream. After completing an Illustration BFA at SCAD, she moved to beautiful Scotland, where she now freelances in book and advertising markets. Anna primarily paints digitally, though often incorporates watercolor washes to enhance texture and movement. While her work is figure based, it leans toward the surreal by drawing inspiration from abstracted natural elements.



Apex Magazine Issue 109 Preview

Next month we have original fiction by Jacqueline Carey, Tal M. Klein, James Beamon, and Ani Fox. Our reprint is by Tobias Buckell. Paul Jessup will have an essay giving us a peek at his new novel Close Your Eyes. Andrea Johnson interviews James Beamon about his story “Three Meetings of the Pregnant Man Support Group.” Our cover art will be by two amazing newer artists who go by the names May and Sin. Don’t miss it!