Words from the Editor-in-Chief

by on Jan 6, 2015 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

Happy New Year and welcome to 2015!

I started Apex Publications (and the initial iteration of this zine) back in 2005. To think that ten years have passed… well, I’d rather not think about it. Instead, let’s focus on the here and now, and talk about the changes Apex Magazine has undergone over the last three months.

Most obviously, you’ll note that the zine has a new editor–in–chief. Sigrid Ellis, by any measure, did a great job, and I offer my deepest thanks and gratitude for the work she accomplished. I have an opportunity to work for Apex full–time within the next few months, and having the magazine back under my direct control offers me the chance of making the occupational transition work. I am sad to lose Sigrid, but the good news is that we have several months of great stories yet to publish that she acquired!

Cameron Salisbury and Elise Matthesen have also parted ways. I am grateful for all their hard work and hope to see their careers continue to grow.

Lesley Conner is now our managing editor. Bianca Spriggs moves from assistant poetry editor to poetry editor.

Despite all the personnel changes, don’t expect the quality of the fiction or the style of our content to change a whole lot. We aim to publish challenging, thought–provoking (and entertaining) genre fiction. As an editor, I like to publish works that can affect change, which can provide an emotional response. This falls right in line with the work of Catherynne M. Valente, Lynne M. Thomas, and Sigrid Ellis.

I hope you can take a moment to follow us on Twitter (@apexmag) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/ApexMag). In particular, we are active on Twitter. If you like to interact with the zine’s editors, then follow those two accounts.

I’m excited about the occupational transition. That Apex Magazine will play a huge role in its potential success means a lot to me. Ten years… and here I am doing this full–time. I’m blown away.

Jason Sizemore
Editor–in–Chief

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