Issue 115—December 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

On the Day You Spend Forever with Your Dog by Adam R. Shannon
Girls Who Do Not Drown by A.C. Buchanan
Captain Midrise by Jim Marino
The Man Who Has Been Killing Kittens by Dee Warrick

Young, Gifted, and Black: My First GenCon Experience by Isabella Faidley
The Princess and the Quest by Alethea Kontis
Words for Thought by A.C. Wise

Interview with Author Adam R. Shannon by Andrea Johnson
Interview with Cover Artist Ronnie Jensen by Russell Dickerson

Podcast Fiction

Narrated by Erica Hastings.

About the Artist
Ronnie Jensen is a graphic designer and illustrator from Norway. He runs a one-man design studio beside his full-time day job as a UI designer. At the age of 17 he was “discovered” by a manager at a design company and was hired full time as a junior designer, and he took it from there. At the age of 51, he has been working with web design, programming, illustrations, game graphics, cartoons, comics, oil painting and is now pursuing the path of art for book covers and music albums. Ronnie is very service minded and put in a lot of effort giving his work colleagues or his clients that little extra. His motto is “OK!” He is living happily together with his wife, daughter, and son in Drammen, a small town one-hour drive from Oslo. Two daily walks are a must. Illustrating is his hobby. He’s affectionate about hyper-realism and cinematic art style. He loves the movies, sci-fi especially, thanks to Alien.


Apex Magazine Issue 116 Preview

We’re kicking 2019 off with stories ranging from flash fiction to an original novelette by Lavie Tidhar to a new international fiction selection by Cristina Jurado—a Romanian story called “The Small White” by Marian Coman. Our original short fiction is by Aja McCullough and Beth Dawkins. The cover art is by the amazing Tangmo Cecchini. Selah Janel will explore dress and what it reflects in narratives in genres stories in our nonfiction piece.