Join the Apex Magazine slush team!

by on Oct 4, 2017 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 work really hard to have a quick turnaround time, but no matter how hard we work, it is impossible for us to stay on top of all the stories 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 Monday, October 9th. She will send you sample stories to read, asking you to let her know if you would recommend each story for publication or not. Based on this reading test, Lesley will select new slush readers to join our team by October 16th!

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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