Apex in December2 min read

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2021 is almost over, and that’s hard to believe. After the surreal span of 2020, this year has felt like one foot out of the darkness–not quite normal yet, but we can see the sun. It’s been a good year for Apex–we’ve published some amazing new fiction and grown our community. As we reflect on the year past and what is to come, we’re grateful for all our subscribers, readers, and authors.

December rounds off the year with a lot of fun events and, of course, amazing fiction!

Apex Closing to Submissions

Starting December 1, Apex Magazine will be closed to submissions for the entire month. We hope this will give our excellent editors time to catch up on their slush piles, and give our incredible first readers a well-deserved break. We will reopen January 1, 2021.

Shattersteel Release and AMA with the Author

First off, we have an AMA with Benjanun Sriduangkaew on our Discord on Friday December 3rd at 8am Eastern. It’s text-based, so no pressure to have cameras on! Our discord community is open to all our Patrons and subscribers.

Sriduangkaew is the author of SHATTERSTEEL, the newest release from Apex Books, and the epic conclusion to the HER PITILESS COMMAND trilogy. SHATTERSTEEL releases December 14th from Apex Books and is our Patreon December Book of the Month. Get the entire trilogy here.

Issue 128; International Futurists Bonus Issue and AMA

Then, on December 7th, Issue 128 releases: our International Futurists bonus issue, guest edited by Francesco Verso and packed full of incredible new stories from Renan Bernardo, Nina Munteanu, Cheryl S. Ntumy, Gabriela Damián Miravete (translated by Sally McCorry), Tlotlo Tsamaase, and Lavanya Lakshminarayan. Issue 128 also has classic fiction from Michalis Manolios (translated by Thalia Bisticas), and Maria Antònia Martí Escayol (translated by Sue Burke). Check out the beautiful cover here.

Next, we’ll have an AMA with Francesco Verso, our guest editor for the special International Futurists bonus issue! This AMA will be at 1pm Eastern, Friday December 10th, and is a great opportunity to chat with one of our incredible guest editors.

Apex at WorldCon

Apex will be at WorldCon in Washington DC at DISCON III from December 15th to the 19th. Stop by our booth to say hi, buy some books, and snag some swag.

Microfiction Contest

The microfiction theme for December is fairies and frost. Submissions are open until November 30, midnight central time.Check out our November winner, “The Dragon and It”, by Kate Francia, here.

Discord Happenings

As always, we have fun and community on our Discord: our monthly game ‘night’ on December 9th at 1pm Eastern, writing craft chat and reading recommendations, and lots of pets and places. Keep your eyes peeled for our annual Best Of Apex polls and year in review posts.

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