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
The Latest News and Updates from Apex Magazine
Apex in June 2023
Welcome Solstice! It’s hard to believe the year is nearly half over. We hope this month finds you either warm outside in the shade of your choice or warm inside with a mug of something delicious, enjoying a good read either way. And we have some suggestions for you!
Snap Judgment Episode 7
Snap Judgment #7 will be livestreamed on Friday, June 30 at 1pm ET (10 am PT, 12 pm CT, 6 pm UTC).
Apex and “A Monster in the Shape of a Boy” Locus Award Finalists
We are pleased and honored to announce that both Apex Magazine and “A Monster in the Shape of a Boy” by Hannah Yang (published in issue 131) are finalists for the Locus Award!