Iori Kusano to guest-edit Asian and Pacific-Islanders bonus issue1 min read


Jason Sizemore
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We are pleased to announce that Iori Kusano will be guest-editor of the upcoming Apex Magazine bonus issue that will focus exclusively on Asian and Pacific Islander authors and artists! This issue was funded via a stretch goal from our successful 2022 Kickstarter.

Iori Kusano is a queer Asian American writer, competitive Yu-Gi-Oh! duelist, and Extremely Ordinary Office Gremlin living in Tokyo. They are a graduate of Clarion West 2017 and their fiction has previously appeared in Apex Magazine and Baffling Magazine. In addition to cohosting Righteous Kicks, a Kamen Rider podcast, on the Skiffy and Fanty Network, they write reviews for Strange Horizons. Iori also plays in Brandon O’Brien’s Soundclash and Speculate SF’s monthly Girl by Moonlight tabletop gaming broadcast (presented by Arvan Eleron). Find them on Twitter @IoriKusano and Instagram as iori_stagram, or at

Iori will hold an open submissions call for Asian and Pacific Islander authors later this year. Follow our blog and newsletter if you don’t want to miss it.

Look for this fantastic bonus issue in the first half of 2023.

Check out Iori’s fiction from Apex Magazine:


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