Issue 129

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.

Editorial by Jason Sizemore

It Happened in ‘Loontown by Lavie Tidhar
City Lights by Yilun Fan (translated by S. Qiouyi Lu)
Sheri, At This Very Moment by Bianca Sayan
What Una Loves by Rich Larson
Lamia by Cristina Jurado (translated by Monica Louzon)
The Cure for Loneliness by M. Shaw

It Happened in ‘Loontown (Lavie Tidhar), Narrated by Drew Mierzejewski
Sherie, At This Very Moment (Bianca Sayan), Narrated by JV Hampton-VanSant

O2 Arena by Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki
That Rough-Hewn Sun by Benjanun Sriduangkaew

Interview with Author M. Shaw by Marissa van Uden
Interview with Author Bianca Sayan by Rebecca E. Treasure
Interview with Artist Luka Brico by Jason Sizemore

Tie Me to the Mast (Metaphorically Speaking): Social Writing in the Age of the Pandemic by C. S. E. Cooney
The Importance of Presenting Disablities in Literature by Mercedes M. Yardley

Words for Thought: Short Fiction Reviews by A.C. Wise
Black Chain by Dominic Martell by Keturah Barchers
Flowers for the Sea by Zin E. Rocklyn by Tracy Robinson

Issue 129 cover
Cover art by Luka Brico