Issue 86 — July 2016

ApexMag07.16Apex 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
Lazarus and the Amazing Kid Phoenix by Jennifer Giesbrecht (Short Story)
Interview with Author Jennifer Giesbrecht by Andrea Johnson
Canals of Mars by David Jibson (Poetry)

Starpower by Christopher Shultz (July 11th, Short Story)
Star Trek: The Official Guide to Our Universe: Interview with Andrew Fazekas by Michael A. Burstein (Feature)
La Llorona by Rodney Gomez (Poetry)

The Big Bah-Ha by C.S.E. Cooney (Novelette)
Interview with Cover Artist Sunny Ray by Russell Dickerson

Earth, Hearing Her Children Cry Out Sharp Like Broken Pottery, Shrinks by Jon Olsen (Poetry)
Knights of the Smooth Hull by Chris Phillips (Poetry)

Podcast Fiction
Download Apex Magazine Podcast #37 (“Lazarus and the Amazing Kid Phoenix” by Jennifer Giesbrecht) or listen using the player below. (54:24 in length)

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Cover art by Sunny Ray.

About the Artist

sunnyraySunny Ray is studying web design and animation, and plans to continue painting and personal art projects. She also has several stories and books planned for the future, including more about the boy from this month’s cover. To see more of her work, visit and

Apex Magazine Issue 87 Preview

Next month in Apex Magazine, we will have original fiction by A. Merc Rustad (“The Gentleman of Chaos”), E.K. Wagner (“I Remember Your Face”), and Alexis A. Hunter (“Fall to Her”). Our poetry will be by Mary Soon Lee, Frank Tota, Anton Rose, and Peter Venable. We will have a novel excerpt from Erica L. Satifka’s Stay Crazy, and Betsy Phillips explores the phenomenon of INK and The Frame (Double Edge Films) with star Christopher Soren Kelly. Look for this and more in Apex Magazine issue 87 coming in August, 2016.