Apex Magazine

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Apex Magazine
EditorLesley Conner
CategoriesScience fiction magazine
PublisherApex Book Company
First issueMarch 16, 2005 (2005-March-16)
CountryUnited States
Based inLexington, Kentucky

Apex Magazine, also previously known as Apex Digest, is an American horror and science fiction magazine. This subscription webzine, Apex Magazine, contains short fiction, reviews, and interviews.[1] It has been nominated for several awards including the Hugo Award.

After an 8-month hiatus starting in 2019,[2][3] the magazine returned on January 5, 2020, with issue 121 and transitioned to a bimonthly publication cycle.[4][5]


The monthly magazine was edited by award-winning author Catherynne M. Valente from issues #15-29,[6] Hugo Award-winning editor, Lynne M. Thomas,[7] from issues #30-55, and Sigrid Ellis, from issues #56-67. The current editor-in-chief is Lesley Conner.[8]

On June 25, 2009, it was announced that a print version of Apex Digest would be returning, this time utilizing print-on-demand technology.[9] Upon return from its 2019 hiatus, Apex resumed digital-only publication.

The magazine promotes a Story of the Year which is voted on by readers and fans of the magazine.[10] It also published poems until 2017.[11]

Contributing writers[edit]

Authors published by Apex have included Neil Gaiman, Poppy Z Brite, Cherie Priest, Eugie Foster, Maurice Broaddus, Ben Bova, William F. Nolan, Sara King, Brian Keene and many others. Featured authors on Apex Online have included Steven Savile, Sara King, David Conyers and Lavie Tidhar.

Awards and honors[edit]

In 2012, the magazine was nominated for a Hugo Award.[12] It was nominated again in 2013[13] and 2014.[14] Fiction published in Apex has been nominated for the Nebula Award.[15] Poetry published in Apex has been nominated for the Rhysling Award.[16]

Apex Publications[edit]

In 2006 Apex Digest announced a move to book publishing, beginning with the anthology Aegri Somnia (2006), edited by Jason Sizemore and Gill Ainsworth. This book contains original work by the first twelve featured writers of Apex Online.

Apex Publications has since released a number of novels, nonfiction books and anthologies, including short story collections such as Let's Play White by Chesya Burke, anthologies such as Dark Faith edited by Jerry Gordon and Maurice Broaddus, and novels such as An Occupation of Angels by Lavie Tidhar.


  1. ^ Amanda Rutter (4 November 2010). "Do You Ezine? A List of Genre Zines". Tor.com. Macmillan. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  2. ^ Sizemore, Jason (15 April 2019). "Sleep now, Apex Magazine, you've earned it". Apex Magazine. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  3. ^ Sizemore, Jason (7 May 2019). "Words from the Editor-in-Chief". Apex Magazine. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  4. ^ "We're coming back!". Apex Magazine. 2020-05-14. Retrieved 2020-12-04.
  5. ^ "Issue 121 Cover Reveal". Apex Magazine. 2020-09-28. Retrieved 2020-12-04.
  6. ^ Dag R. (3 May 2010). "SFF World News". SFF World. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  7. ^ Joel Rheinberger (25 November 2015). "Doctor Who on ABC Extra - the official rundown". ABC. Archived from the original on 12 July 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  8. ^ https://apex-magazine.com/submissions/
  9. ^ Jason Sizemore (23 July 2009). "A New Future for Our Print Magazines?: Print on Demand". Tor.com. Macmillan. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  10. ^ "2013 Apex Magazine Story of the Year". Locus Online. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  11. ^ Jason Sizemore (15 January 2017). "Announcement: Poetry to be discontinued". Apex Magazine. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  12. ^ Rose Fox (7 April 2012). "Hugo Nominees". Publishers Weekly. Genreville. Archived from the original on 7 November 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  13. ^ "Lynne M. Thomas". Uncanny Magazine. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  14. ^ Mark Yon (19 April 2014). "News: Hugo Nominees 2014". SFF World. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  15. ^ "2011 Nebula Awards Nominations". Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA). Archived from the original on 24 May 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  16. ^ "2011 Rhysling Award Nominations". Science Fiction Poetry Association. Archived from the original on 14 June 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2011.

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