Issue 54 — November 2013


Issue 54Apex 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.

Recordings of a More Personal Nature by Bogi Takács
The Jackal’s Wedding by Vajra Chandrasekera
This is a Ghost Story by Keffy R.M. Kehrli
The Creature in Your Neighborhood by Jim C. Hines

Major Arcana I: The Mage by Alexandra Seidel
Where the Ocean Falls into Itself by Rose Lemberg

Blood on Vellum: Notes from the Editor-in-Chief by Lynne M. Thomas
The SF/F Community: An Essay of Thanksgiving by Michael Damian Thomas and Lynne M. Thomas
Apex Interview with Jim C. Hines by Maggie Slater


Podcast Fiction
Download Podcast #5 (“This is a Ghost Story” by Keffy R.M. Kehrli) or listen using the player below. (17:26 in length)

A 2013 Hugo Award nominee for Best Semiprozine!

Cover art by Galen Dara.

About the Artist
Galen Dara has done illustrations for Fireside Magazine, Lightpseed Magazine, The Lovecraft eZine, Scapezine, Apex Magazine, Dagan Books, and Edge Publishing. Most recently she has illustrated the cover of Glitter & Mayhem, edited by John Klima, Lynne M. Thomas, and Michael Damian Thomas, and the cover of War Stories, edited by Jaym Gates and Andrew Liptak. When Galen is not working on a project you can find her on the edge of the Sonoran Desert, climbing mountains and hanging out with a loving assortment of human and animal companions. Her website is and you can follow her on twitter @galendara.