Apex in April2 min read

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Spring has sprung! The weather across the northern hemisphere is warming up. Whether you’re heading into cooler or warmer weather, Apex has a lot in store for April!

Issue 130

Issue 130 continues to be released on the website. With cover art by JR Slattum, original fiction by RJ Taylor, Devon Mihesuah, Risa Wolf, Spencer Nitkey, Russell Nichols, and Benjamin Blattberg, non-fiction by Milton J. Davis and Linda Addison, and classic fiction from Molly Tanzer and Wole Talabi, this issue is packed full of excellent content. Watch for our releases at www.apex-magazine.com.

Podcast Episode 88

Our April Podcast will be “To Live and Die in Dixieland” by Russell Nichols, a story that “pulls no punches, exploring race, a company’s responsibility when the product they’re offering causes harm, and the media’s role in breaking a story.” It’s going to be a good one, stay tuned!

Check out Episode 87, “It Rises and Falls and Rises Again”, by RJ Taylor.

Book of the Month

Our April Book of the Month is Let’s Play White by Chesya Burke. Let’s Play White by Chesya Burke builds dark fantasy and horror short stories on African and African American history and legend, while playing with what it means to be human.

Gritty and sublime, the stories of Let’s Play White feature real people facing the worlds they’re given, bringing out the best and the worst of what it means to be human. If you’re ready to slip into someone else’s skin for a while, then it’s time to come play white.

Microfiction Contest

The microfiction theme for April is fool. Submissions are open until March 31, midnight central time.

Check out our February winner, “The Patchwork Girl”, by M. Elizabeth Ticknor, here.

Patreon Exclusives

Also on our Patreon, we have an exciting lineup of exclusives for our Patrons from the Authors of Issue 130. Some of these exclusives are available to Patrons already, but there’s more to come. Keep an eye on our Patreon!

Not a Patron? Join us for as little as $2/month to get access to these exclusives and the magazine in your inbox!

Discord Happenings

As always, we have fun and community on our Discord: our monthly game ‘night’ on April 17th at 2pm Eastern, critique swaps, live co-writing sessions, and general community support for writers. (Rejectomancy, anyone?)

Our next Snap Judgment will be soon! Stay tuned for the announcement of our Special Guest and submissions details!

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