Small Press Spotlight: Apex Publications
Small press month continues with a spotlight on science fiction publisher Apex Publications
Overview of Apex
Apex’s mission is provide quality stories for fans of genre fiction and to support budding authors through reference material.
About the Magazine
Apex Magazine is an online prose and poetry magazine of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mash-ups of all three. Works full of marrow and passion, stories that are twisted, strange, and beautiful. Creations where secret places and dreams are put on display.
Apex Magazine received a Best Semiprozine Hugo nomination in 2012, 2013 and 2014 while also placing stories in the Nebula Award category of Best Short Story for several years. Nearly a dozen stories have been selected for the annual Year’s Best anthologies..
A new issue is posted and placed on sale the first Tuesday of every month. Content can be read for free via the website. Alternatively, annual subscriptions are available and all our issues can be purchased in single issue formats (ePub/mobi/PDF or from the Kindle and Nook stores–these versions contain exclusive content).
Celebrating 10 Years
On June 20, 2005 the first issue of Apex Science Fiction and Horror Digest was released. It featured an original cover by Justin Stewart and new stories by MM Buckner and Lavie Tidhar. To celebrate Apex Publications, in league with Joseph Beth Booksellers, will be hosting an Apex 10th Anniversary Bash at the Joseph-Beth Booksellers Lexington location on Saturday, June 20th, 2015.
Plans are still in the works but here are some things that will definitely be included in the celebration:
*The release of FOR EXPOSURE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A SMALL PRESS PUBLISHER.
*A reading from FOR EXPOSURE with a signing afterward.
*Door prizes throughout the evening.
*A Q&A with prominent Apex editors and authors (and sure, the publisher).
*Dinner with Apex from 6 to 8 p.m. with a special ‘Apex’ menu at Bronte’s Bistro.
*A cocktail mixer with Apex from 8 to 10 p.m. with a special ‘Apex’ shot and mixed drink.
This event is open to the public, more details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/364986863693946/
A Recent Release from Apex Books
In her first collection of short fiction, Damien Angelica Walters weaves her lyrical voice through suffering and sorrow, teasing out the truth and discovering hope.
Sometimes a thread pulled through the flesh is all that holds you together. Sometimes the blade of a knife or the point of a nail is the only way you know you’re real. When pain becomes art and a quarter is buried deep within you, all you want is to be seen, to have value, to be loved.
But love can be fragile, folded into an origami elephant while you disappear, carried on the musical notes that build a bridge, or woven into an illusion so real, so perfect that you can fool yourself for a little while. Paper crumples, bridges fall, and illusions come to an end. Then you must pick up the pieces, stitch yourself back together, and shed your fear, because that is when you find out what you are truly made of and lift your voice, that is when you Sing Me Your Scars.