About Us

Meet Apex

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.


Extend professionalism to content makers and consumers.


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


Maintain a commitement to quality.


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

Jason Sizemore


Lesley Conner

Managing Editor

Maurice Broaddus


Alyson Grauer

Podcast Producer / Host

ZZ Claybourne


Rebecca Schibler

Associate Editor

Marissa Van Uden

Associate Editor

The Apex Magazine Slush Team

Mike Bell, Mike Baldwin, Gabriella Shriner, 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

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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