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Apex Magazine Artist of the Year 2015

We'd only planned for our poll for the Apex Magazine Artist of the Year 2015 to be open for a week, but snow, and life, and time got away from us, leaving the polls open longer than that. Which is totally okay! That gave all of you more time to ponder the amazing...

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Apex Magazine Artist of the Year 2015

Last week you guys voted for your favorite original short story from Apex Magazine in 2015. This week we're opening voting for our artist of the year! Apex Magazine featured twelve wonderful cover artists last year. We've posted them here so you can see them in all...

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Story of the Year 2015

Last Monday we asked you to vote for your favorite original story from Apex Magazine in 2015 and you guys answered! The votes have been tallied and with more than 14% of the votes, we have a winner! The Apex Magazine Story of the Year for 2015 is "Multo" by Samuel...

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Apex Magazine Story of the Year 2015

It's that time of year again! The time of year when you get to vote for your favorite original story published during the past year in Apex Magazine! For the past three years, you all have voted for absolutely stunning stories, giving prestige and bragging rights...

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Short Fiction Appreciation by Katharine E.K. Duckett

Every time someone asks me to name my “favorite” anything—book, movie, meal, you name it—my mind instantly goes blank. All of a sudden, it’s as if I’ve never seen a film in my life, eaten food, or read a single word. That last one is the category that always stumps...

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Short Fiction Appreciation by Beth McKenzie

My older brother introduced me to science fiction when I was very young. While it’s hard now to think back to what exactly was the first book he suggested I read, it may have been Roger Zelazny’s short story collection, The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His Mouth...

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Short Fiction Appreciation by Michael A. Burstein

Let’s start by getting one thing out of the way: I love short stories. For me, short stories are the epitome of how science fiction is best experienced, meaning that choosing one short story as my “favorite” is impossible. When Apex asked me to write about my...

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Short Fiction Appreciation by Ursula Vernon

There’s a phenomenon well known to artists where the people who paint the weirdest, darkest, most demon-riddled work frequently tend to be absolutely lovely, mild-mannered individuals with gentle senses of humor. When artists get together and laugh about this...