Blood on Vellum: Notes from the Editor-in-Chief1 min read


Lynne M. Thomas
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Welcome to issue 46 of Apex Magazine!

We have some stellar fiction for you this month. This issue features “Death Comes Sideways to the Mall,” a piece by Will Alexander about a really bad shopping day. Liz Argall’s “Mermaid’s Hook” is a tale of longing at the seaside.  Rachel Swirsky’s “If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love” takes confessional storytelling Paleolithic.

Our reprint this month comes from Tim Pratt’s collection Antiquities and Tangibles. “The Fairy Library” is a tale of what is either the worst or best library job ever, depending upon your perspective and employment prospects.

In nonfiction, Maggie Slater interviewed Tim about his story, as well as Antiquities and Tangibles. Kelly McCullough discusses his marriage to a “fake geek girl,” and the importance of being welcoming towards casual SF/F fans.

Our spectacular cover this month is by Ken Wong.

I hope that you enjoy this issue of Apex Magazine. Thank you especially to our subscribers, for your ongoing support!

The nomination period for the Hugo Awards ends on March 10:  Apex Magazine is eligible in the Best Semiprozine category. Here is a list of 2012 stories from Apex that are available in the short story category:

Lynne M. Thomas


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