Publisher Highlight – Apex Magazine

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About: Apex Magazine is an online magazine that is published monthly.  Each issue features a blend of reprints and originals in the realms of fantasy, horror, science fiction, and more, as well as some nonfiction and interviews sprinkled in.  Apex was nominated for the Best Semiprozine Hugo award in 2012.


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Contact name and position: Lynne M. Thomas – Editor-in-Chief

Writer Guidelines:  Submission Guidelines

Samples of Publication:  Issue 49

Genres and Subjects Accepted: Fantasy – SubGenre: Dark Fantasy, Horror – SubGenres: Dark Fantasy, Science Fiction Horror, Science Fiction – Open to all/most SubGenres, including: Cross-Genre, Science Fiction Horror, Weird Tale, Dark style.

Almost all subjects are accepted.

Types Accepted: Flash Fiction, Short Story

Publication Type: Electronic

Frequency and Circulation: Monthly

Pay Type and Amount: $.05 per word up to 5,000 words for original fiction, $.01 per word up to 5,000 words if used for podcast

Submission Types: Electronic

Allow Reprints? No

Allow Simultaneous Submissions? No

Allow Multiple Submissions? No

Estimated Response Time: 30 days


  • Read several issues prior to submitting
  • Review all submission guidelines
  • Include a brief cover letter
  • Don’t query prior to 60 days


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