Maurice Broaddus to guest edit an issue of Apex Magazine

by on Sep 15, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

We are thrilled to announce that Maurice Broaddus will be guest editing an issue of Apex Magazine in 2017. Maurice and Apex have a long standing working relationship. He co-edited both Dark Faith and Dark Faith: Invocations with Jerry Gordon, co-wrote Orgy of Souls with Wrath James White, and is the author I Can Transform You. He has also had stories appear in Glitter & Mayhem, Appalachian Undead, and the upcoming Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling, among other Apex anthologies.  With upcoming projects coming out early in 2017 with other publishers, we thought this would be the perfect time to hand the reins of Apex Magazine over to Maurice and let him show us all just how amazing he is.

Below is Maurice’s announcement of the project, as well as details of how he will handle submissions. If you have ever wanted to write a story for Maurice Broaddus, now is the time!


I’m pleased to announce that I’ve been tapped to guest edit an issue of Apex Magazine (launching in April 2017). I’ll be soliciting a few stories, but I also wanted to open up the slush pile for potential stories. Normally Apex Magazine brings you 12,000 words of original fiction. My special issue will deliver 20,000 words.

I’m looking for the story only you could write. Something deeply personal and at the same time universal. Smart, literate stories—be they horror or dark fantasy or science fiction—with depth. Stories that make me think, that comment on the human condition and the social order. Stories that are rich in their language use. However, as much as I love social commentary, don’t forget to entertain me.

Submissions will go through the Apex submission page which will open from 12/01/2016 until 12/16/2016. Unsolicited stories received outside this time frame will be deleted unread.

Please send no more than one submission at a time. Simultaneous submissions will be accepted as long as you tell us up front (and immediately withdraw the story if you sell it elsewhere). If you have any questions, reach out to me through my web site contact page.

I look forward to seeing your stories.

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