Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Jason Sizemore

Jason SizemoreBorn the son of an unemployed coal miner in a tiny Kentucky Appalachian villa named Big Creek (population 400), Jason fought his way out of the hills to the big city of Lexington. He attended Transylvania University (real school with its own vampire) and received a degree in computer science. Since 2004, he has owned and operated Apex Publications. He is the editor of five anthologies, author of Irredeemable and For Exposure: The Life and Times of a Small Press Publisher, a three-time Hugo Award loser, an occasional writer, and usually can be found wandering the halls of hotel conventions seeking friends and free food.

Managing Editor, Lesley Conner

lesleyLesley Conner is a writer, social media editor and marketing leader for Apex Publications, and Managing Editor for Apex Magazine. She spends her days pestering book reviewers, proofreading, wrangling slush, doling out contracts, and chatting about books, writing, and anything else that crosses her mind on the @ApexBookCompany Twitter account. Most of her nights are spent with a good book and a glass of wine. Her alternative history horror novel, The Weight of Chains, was recently published by Sinister Grin Press. To find out all her secrets, you can follow her on Twitter at @LesleyConner.

Reprints Editor, Maurice Broaddus

Maurice’s work has appeared in Lightspeed Magazine, Weird Tales, Apex Magazine, Asimov’s, Cemetery Dance, Black Static, and many more with some of his stories collected in The Voices of Martyrs. He is the author of the urban fantasy trilogy, The Knights of Breton Court. He co-authored the play Finding Home: Indiana at 200. His novellas include Buffalo Soldier, I Can Transform You, Orgy of Souls, Bleed with Me, and Devil’s Marionette. He is the co-editor of Dark Faith, Dark Faith: Invocations, Streets of Shadows, and People of Colo(u)r Destroy Horror. Learn more about him at

Associate Editor, Hannah Krieger

apex picHannah Krieger has been an avid reader since the age of three. Much of her free time is spent reading any books she can get her hands on. Hannah graduated from Georgetown College with a Bachelor of Arts in English with a creative writing emphasis. She’s a department supervisor at a retail establishment by day and an editor and writer by night. One of her greatest accomplishments is being a minion for Apex Publications. She is also passionate about writing and is looking forward to bringing her ideas to life in the forms of short stories, novels, and poems. Her life goal as an editor is to one day find and edit the next Harry Potter or Jane Eyre. On a typical day, Hannah can be found with her nose in a book, scribbling feverishly away in a notebook, or editing the next latest and greatest manuscript from Apex.

Associate Editor, Jane Mortkowitz

Jane A. Mortkowitz is a writer and editor, native to Lexington, KY. She graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2014 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Classical Studies. In her spare time, when she isn’t reading or writing, she enjoys knitting, competitive dancing, and stalking Darth Vader. She lives with her two Shih Tzus, Scooter and Dice, and while pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing through the Bluegrass Writers Studio. She has worked for EKU’s Noel Studio for Academic Creativity and constantly collects ideas for future stories while restaurant hosting part time, while she finishes school.

Podcast Producer, Mahvesh Murad

_mg_4607Mahvesh Murad is a critic, editor and voice artist from Karachi, Pakistan. She is the editor of The Apex Book of World SF 4, co-editor of the upcoming anthologies The Jinn Falls in Love & Other Stories, & Speculative Fiction 2015. She writes for Dawn Books & Authors, Pornokitsch,, Strange Horizons, and she hosts and produces the interview podcast Midnight in Karachi for





 The Slush Team

The Slush PileBen Farthing, Beth Sutherland, Beverly McPherson, Carolyn Charron, Dawn Griffin, Eileen Maksym, Gabrielle Harbowy, Jessica Nelson, Joshua Cowell, Joshua P’ng, Lauren Smith, Lindsay Anderson, Lisa Bolekaja, Mike Baldwin, Rebecca Hurley, Reese Menezes, Andrew Tudor, Anna Chapman, Carolyn Van Eseltine, Dan Schindel, Heather Cale, and Tacoma Tomilson.