Issue 83 — April 2016

Apex Magazine Issue 83Apex 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
The Teratologist’s Brother by Brandon H. Bell (Short Story)
Fertility by Craig Finlay (Poetry)

The Laura Ingalls Experience by Andrew Neil Gray (Short Story)
Interview with Andrew Neil Gray by Andrea Johnson
Collecting James by Geoffrey Girard (Short Story)

The Farmer’s Milk by John Yu Branscum (Poetry)
The Quidnunx by Catherynne M. Valente (Novelette)
Myth of the Mud God by Michael VanCalbergh (Poetry)

Song of the Encantado by Jeremy Paden (Poetry)
Interview with Sarah Zar, Cover Artist by Russell Dickerson

Podcast Fiction
Download Podcast #34 (“The Teratologist’s Brother” by Brandon H. Bell) or listen using the player below. (40:56 in length)

Cover art by Sarah Zar.

About the Artist

image026Sarah Zar has a small art poem book called Riddled With Spots coming out this summer, and a much larger curatorial book is in progress. Her next body of work is a combination of installation, projection, paintings, and psychological amulets that deal with new stories to process the historical shifts taking place in our time. The project deals with oracles, evacuations, trauma, and the roles of deception and imagination in healing. Announcements, and galleries of her varied works, are available at

Apex Magazine Issue 84 Preview

Next month in Apex Magazine, we will have original fiction by Stephen Cox (“1957”), David K. Yeh (“Cottage Country”), and Maggie Slater (“The Behemoth Beaches”). Our poetry is by FJ Bergmann, Ken Poyner, Jana Layton, and Christina Sng. Our reprint is a novelette by Lavie Tidhar (“The Drowned Celestial”). Cover art will be by Robert Carter. Look for this and more in Apex Magazine issue 84, coming in May, 2016.