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Words from the Editor-in-Chief

April 7, 2015

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Jason Sizemore is the owner and editor-in-chief of Apex Magazine and the Apex Book Company. You can follow him online via his Twitter feed @apexjason.

Welcome to Apex Magazine issue 71!

This month we have several stories that highlight the consequences of hard decisions. This is one of my favorite themes and I’m delighted to bring these stories to you. Counted among our fiction contributors this month are Sean Robinson, AC Wise, Octavia Cade, Naomi Kritzer, Lia Swope Mitchell, and Yzabel Ginsberg.

Our nonfiction offerings this month come from agent Jennie Goloboy as she writes about some of the common problems she finds in fantasy fiction (writers pay attention!). Andrea Johnson interviews the talented AC Wise, while Russell Dickerson talks to cover artist Adrian Borda about his unique creations.

Poetry editor Bianca Spriggs has selected two outstanding pieces for us this month from Isabel Yap and Keith S. Wilson.

On June 20th, Apex Publications will be celebrating its tenth birthday! To honor the event, Apex will co-host an anniversary celebration with Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington, KY, and you are invited! Right now, we have over 30 past, current, and future Apex editors, authors, and artists scheduled to make an appearance. Hopefully, when issue 72 comes out, we’ll be able to provide a complete guest list. There will be a Q&A, a signing, dinner with the Apex editors, and an evening mixer all held at Joseph-Beth. I hope to see you then!

© Jason Sizemore