Issue 80 — January 2016

Apex Magazine Issue 80Apex 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.

This is a special Customer Appreciation mega-issue!

Words from the Editor-in-Chief by Jason Sizemore
The Tomato Thief by Ursula Vernon (Novelette)
Interview with Matt Davis, Cover Artist by Russell Dickerson
That Lucky Old Sun by Carrie Cuinn (Short Fiction)
RX-200 Series: It’s Everything You Need by Samson Stormcrow Hayes (Poetry)
Riding Atlas by Ferrett Steinmetz (Short Fiction)

The Open-Hearted by Lettie Prell (Short Fiction)
Interview with Lettie Prell by Andrea Johnson
The Upside of the Cataclysmic Meteorite Event by Zebulon Huset (Poetry)
An Exploration of Racism in Heart of Darkness by Lucy A. Snyder (Nonfiction)
The Doctor’s Assistant by Anton Rose (Poetry)

Soursop by Chikodili Emelumadu (Short Fiction)
Interview with Chikodili Emelumadu by Andrea Johnson
In the Far Future, Billy Experiences the Most Powerful Drug Known to Man by Greg Leunig (Poetry)
Bones of the World by Jennifer Hykes (Short Fiction)
Automaton by Bianca Spriggs (Poetry)

Razorback by Ursula Vernon (Short Fiction)
Interview with Ursula Vernon by Andrea Johnson
Paper Tigers (Novel Excerpt) by Damien Angelica Walters
Maxwell’s Demon by Annie Neugebauer (Poetry)
Various Kinds of Wolves by J.J. Hunter (Poetry)
Kutraya’s Skies by Dave Creek (Novelette)

Podcast Fiction
Download Podcast #31 (“The Open-Hearted” by Lettie Prell) or listen using the player below. (34:16 in length)

Cover art by Matt Davis.

About the Artist

image026Matt Davis is just a monkey on a rock floating through space that sometimes dreams of being a writer and artist. When not writing about weird occult adventures in the quiet valley he calls home, along with his family and their small menagerie of pets, he moonlights as a freelance artist and cover designer. You can see Matt’s work at and find his contact info there if you’re interested in contacting him about commissions. His new book RED SKY BLUES, featuring interior art by Will Kirkby, can now be found on Amazon.


Apex Magazine Issue 81 Preview

Next month in Apex Magazine, we will have original fiction by Benjanun Sriduangkaew (“The Beast at the End of the Universe”), Betsy Phillips (“The Four Gardens of Fate”), and Daniel Rosen (“Anabaptist”). Our poetry is by Heather Morris, Mike Jewett, Crystal Lynne Hilbert, and Laurel Dixon. The reprint will be a novelette by Nick Mamatas (“On the Occasion of My Retirement”). Cover art will be by David Demaret. Look for this and more in Apex Magazine issue 81, coming in February, 2016.