Apex Magazine is an online zine of fantastical fiction. We publish short stories filled with marrow and passion, works that are twisted, strange, and beautiful. Creations where secret places and dreams are put on display.
We publish in two forms: an every-other-month eBook issue and a gradual release of an entire issue online over a two month period. Along with the genre short fiction, there are interviews with authors and nonfiction essays about current issues. Additionally, we produce a monthly podcast of narrated original short fiction.
Browse thirteen years of original short fiction and nonfiction features.
Every month we present a new work of audio fiction from leading writers in the fields of science fiction and dark fantasy.
On the Sunlit Side of Venus | Narrated by Doug Nesbit
Audio fiction by Benjamin Parzybok
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Strange Machines: An Anthology of Dark User Manuals
We are looking for your darkest, strangest microfiction in the form of user manuals, FAQs, and how-to guides for the use of (or by) robots!
Submissions Open for Robotic Ambitions
Submissions for Robotic Ambitions are officially open!
Apex in March 2023
2023 is well underway now. We’re busy behind the scenes prepping for Issue 136, our special Asian and Pacific Islanders Issue (Issue 137), the upcoming release of Tobias Buckell’s Zen and the Art of Starship Maintenance and Other Stories, and managing our ongoing Kickstarter for Robotic Ambitions! We hope you are thriving and finding this year a restorative and exciting time. We’ve got a lot going on this month!