About Us

WHAT IS APEX MAGAZINE

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.

OUR MISSION

We strive to entertain you with interesting, diverse, and thought-provoking fiction. Our goal is to challenge
your perceptions, rattle your beliefs, and shake you free of the expected path.
We want you to read our content and then afterwards think now
that’s only a story you’d find in Apex Magazine.

Professionalism

Extend professionalism to content makers and consumers.

Accountability

Make ourselves accountable to readers, our consumers, and our community.

Quality

Maintain a commitment to quality

Diversity

Perspective is an attribute unique to your experiences. Show us your world.

OUR STAFF

Jason Sizemore

CHIEF EDITOR

Lesley Conner

CHIEF EDITOR

Maurice Broaddus

SPECIAL FICTION EDITOR

ZZ Claybourne

NONFICTION EDITOR

Alli Nesbit

PODCAST PRODUCER

Marissa Van Uden

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Rebecca Schibler

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

FORMER STAFF

Sigrid Ellis, editor-in-chief (2014)
Lynne M. Thomas, editor-in-chief (2011-2013)
Catherynne M. Valente, editor-in-chief (2009-2010)
Jason Sizemore (2008, 2015-Current)


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THE APEX MAGAZINE SLUSH TEAM

Mike Bell, Mike Baldwin, Gabriella Shrine, Kira Parker, Beth Sutherland, Tracy Robinson, Rhian Bowley, Kai Delmas, R. Jean Bell, Keturah Barchers, Ruth de Haas, K.W. Colyard, Marie Croke, Vanessa Jae