A.C. Wise

A.C. Wise’s fiction has appeared in publications such as Apex Magazine, Uncanny, Clarkesworld, and multiple Year’s Best anthologies. Her work has won the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, as well as twice being a finalist for the Sunburst Award, twice being a finalist for the Nebula Award, and being a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. She has two collections published with Lethe Press, and a novella published by Broken Eye Books. Her debut novel, Wendy, Darling, is forthcoming from Titan Books in June 2021, and a new collection, The Ghost Sequences, is forthcoming from Undertow Books in Fall 2021. In addition to her fiction, she contributes review columns to Apex Magazine and The Book Smugglers. Find her online at acwise.net.
Words for Thought: May 2021

Words for Thought: May 2021

Welcome to another Words for Thought! I’m writing this next to a cozy fireplace in the wake of the latest snow storm with more snow on the way. By the time this publishes however, hopefully there will be sprouting grass and blooming flowers. It’s been a rough winter...

Words for Thought: March 2021

Words for Thought: March 2021

Welcome to another Words for Thought! At the time of publication, we’ll be well into 2021, so I hope the year is treating you well thus far. At the time of writing however, I’m still in the tail-end of 2020, and reflecting on what a truly strange year it’s been. As...

Words for Thought – January 2021

Words for Thought – January 2021

Welcome back to Words for Thought, and welcome back to Apex Magazine! As I’m writing this column, it is October 2020. It’s a cold, grey day. There’s a pandemic raging, and an election looming. I don’t know what the future will bring, but I do know that Apex returning...

Words for Thought #35

Words for Thought #35

Welcome to April’s “Words for Thought.” I have mixed emotions writing this month’s column, and fittingly enough, this month’s stories all explore the mixed emotions of hope and despair. As most folks know by now, Apex Magazine is going on indefinite hiatus. While I...

Words for Thought #34

Words for Thought #34

Words for Thought - March 2019 Welcome to March’s “Words for Thought.” Perhaps it's the craving for spring and warmer weather, but this month's stories are all about different flavors of longing. Enjoy! The Message by Vanessa Fogg, published at The Future Fire,...

Words for Thought #33

Words for Thought #33

Welcome to February’s “Words for Thought!” Appropriately enough for the month of Valentine’s Day, this month’s stories are all about love, romance, and relationships—good and bad—in their myriad forms. The Bear Wife by Catherine George, from...

Words for Thought #32

Words for Thought #32

Welcome to the first Words for Thought of 2019! This month’s column echoes the last column of 2018, with stories of complicated family relationships and the external pressures shaping them, as well as themes of sacrifice, magic, and the cost of power.  A...

Words for Thought #31

Words for Thought #31

Here we are at the end of 2018. For many, December is a time to celebrate with family, reflect on the year that was, and share hopes for the year to come. As such, this month's stories are all about family and new beginnings. Thank you for celebrating another...