Join the Apex Magazine slush team!

by on Aug 10, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Have you ever thought you’d like to be part of the Apex Magazine team?

Do you enjoy reading short fiction?

Become an Apex Magazine slush reader!


Okay, enough with the weird commercial-style, pitch session.

Here’s the thing, Apex Magazine is in need of a few dedicated readers to help us go through submissions. We are dedicated to having a quick turnaround time, but this is impossible without a dedicated team of slush readers. A few slush readers have recently had to step down due to other commitments, so that means we have openings!

If you: 1. Read and enjoy the fiction published each month in Apex Magazine, and 2. Have the time to commit to reading at least 40 stories a month, then you may be the person we’re looking for!

Interested? Email our Managing Editor Lesley Conner ( by Thursday, August 16th. In your email, please list any qualifications (Do you read a lot of SFF short stories and recent publications? That’s totally a qualification worth mentioning!), as well as a list of your top ten Apex Magazine stories. Give a brief explanation of why each story resonated with you. Lesley will notify those people she best feels fits our current needs for our slush team by Monday, August 20th.

Apex Magazine strives to publish diverse stories in each and every issue. We welcome submissions from writers of all race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, and military status. But it doesn’t stop there. We also want a slush team that is diverse. A diverse slush team helps us reach our goal of publishing a diverse selection of stories. With this in mind, I am highly encouraging PoC, LGTBQIA, people with disabilities, ect. to apply to be a slush reader.

Note: Slush reading for Apex Magazine is a volunteer position, but you will receive free issues of Apex Magazine as they come out each month and the unwavering appreciation of Jason and Lesley as you help them find the gems that will be published in future issues of Apex Magazine!

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