Operation Fourth Story

by on Apr 3, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

So far 2014 has been a good year for Apex Magazine. We have a new editorial team, led by Editor-in-chief Sigrid Ellis, submissions and web readership are at record levels, and yearly subscribers are on a steady rise.

With this in mind, we’ve decided we want to take the magazine to a new level. We want to make it bigger and better than it already is. We want to give you more.

Launch Operation Fourth Story!

Over the next two weeks (April 3rd to April 17th) we’re going to be showcasing Apex Magazine – and short fiction in general – here on the Apex blog and across the web. Every day we’ll have guest posts from authors, editors, and bloggers about the importance of short fiction. Several bloggers will be reviewing issues of Apex Magazine, and there will be guest posts and interviews with the Apex Magazine crew popping up everywhere.

Our goal is to get 250 new subscribers. If we meet this goal, then we’ll have the revenue to add a fourth piece of original short fiction to every issue. That means more stories from the authors we love, more new talent being found amid the slush piles. It means Apex Magazine will bigger and better than ever.

So why should you subscribe now?

You mean besides supporting a fantastic genre magazine and getting subscriber/eBook exclusive content such as reprints from authors like Jacqueline Carey and Pamela Dean and novel excerpts? Besides helping us reach our goal of 250 new subscribers so we can bring you even more original fiction? How about a great rate, a free eBook, and the possibility of winning a Kindle Paperwhite?

From now until April 17th you can get the next year of Apex Magazine, twelve issues in all, for only $17.95 direct from Apex or through Weightless books. Each month you’ll receive a download link for the issue in the format of your choice and Voila! Apex Magazine just got mobile, living happily on your eReader.

Apex Magazine Issue 58Of course, you have the option of having Apex Magazine delivered automatically to your Kindle through Amazon on a monthly subscription ($1.99 a month), or becoming a patron through Patreon for $2.99 or more a month.

All options will count toward our 250 new subscriber goal and all of them make you eligible to get a free Apex eBook of your choice. All you have to do to claim your book is forward a copy of your receipt to Lesley at lesley@apexbookcompany.com and let her know which title you’re interested in. Check out the Apex store for a full list of available novels, anthologies, and collections.

On April 18th, if we reach our goal of 250 new subscribers we will randomly draw one new subscriber to win a Kindle Paperwhite! What better way to read your new subscription than on a flashy new eReader!

Already a subscriber? Renew your subscription now to take advantage of the lower rate and to claim your free eBook. And help us spread the news. If we reach our new subscriber goal, then everyone benefits. New subscribers and those who have been with Apex Magazine for years. We all get more fiction in each issue.

Let’s make Operation Fourth Story a success!

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1 Comment

  1. I can’t speak for the rest of your readers, but I’m anxious to hear the results of the Operation!


  1. Interview with Jason Sizemore | Over The Effing Rainbow - […] there! Today I’ve got the third and last of my Operation Fourth Story-related tasty blog treats for you. Jason…

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