Issue 125

Apex Magazine is a digital dark science fiction and fantasy genre zine that features award-winning short fiction, essays, and interviews. Established in 2009, our fiction has won several Hugo and Nebula Awards.

FROM THE EDITOR
Editorial by Jason Sizemore
Words from the Honorary Special Editor by Jeffery Reynolds

ORIGINAL FICTION
COTTONMOUTH by Joelle Wellington
Next to Cleanliness by Rose Keating
Discontinuity by Jared Millet
Candyland by Maggie Slater
Gift for the Cutter Man by D. Thomas Minton
Wake Up, I Miss You by Rachel Swirsky

PODCAST FICTION
COTTONMOUTH (Joelle Wellington), Narrated by Angela Naomi

CLASSIC FICTION
Deep Night by Tenea D. Johnson
The Ever-Dreaming Verdict of Plagues by Jason Sanford
The Rat by Yohanca Delgado

NONFICTION
Alone? or, How A Survivalist Reality TV Show Defangs Publishing’s Narrow Definition of Agency by Maria Dong
Flesh Eggs by Ken MacGregor

REVIEWS
Words for Thought: Short Fiction Review by AC Wise
Apex Book Review: Grave Reservations by Cherie Priest
Apex Book Review: Malefactor by Robert Repino

INTERVIEWS
Interview with Author Joelle Wellington by Andrea Johnson
Interview with Author Rose Keating by Andrea Johnson
Interview with Artist Marcela Bolívar by Russell Dickerson

Cover art by Marcela Bolívar