When will Apex be open to submissions?

by on Nov 17, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment


Since we’ve been closed for a while, a lot of people have been asking when Apex Magazine will be open to submissions again. A fair question, and happily I can say that I have that answer.

Or answers, as it will be, since we are holding an open submission session for Maurice Broaddus’s guest edited issue, and are reopening both to poetry and short fiction submissions.

If you have ever wanted to work with the talented author and editor Maurice Broaddus, you are in luck. He will be holding a short submission period for unsolicited stories for the issue he is guest editing. From December 1st through December 16th, you can submit original short fiction up to 7,500 words through our online submissions system to be considered by Maurice.

We have been closed to poetry submissions for more than a year, but having finally worked our way through accepted poems, poetry editor Bianca Spriggs is ready to reopen. Poetry submissions will reopen on December 1st. You will be able to submit up to 5 poems at one time through our online submissions system. Each poem should be submitted separately.

Original short fiction submissions to be considered by Editor-in-chief Jason Sizemore will reopen on January 15th.

All of these submissions will go through our online submission system. I will posting a link to that page on our submission guidelines page once we reopen. Any stories or poems sent while we are closed to submissions will be deleted unread.

Just as a reminder, it is always a good idea to make sure you are familiar with a publication’s submission guidelines before submitting.

So, get ready! Open submission periods will be open before you know it!

In the meantime, check out our flash fiction contest! We’re accepting submissions for it through the end of the month!

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  1. Finishing up a story for a go.

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