Apex Magazine Runs Kickstarter to Fund 2022 after EIC Health Scare
Apex Magazine is running a Kickstarter to raise at least $10K with hopes of reaching their last Kickstarter total of $38K.
The pro-paying magazine went on hiatus eighteen months ago due to Editor-in-Chief, Jason Sizemore’s fight with mandibular cancer. Doctors replaced his entire jaw with his left fibula and a titanium plate. He jokes about it, saying, “I’m the cyborg editor now.”
Sizemore reports that Apex lost over one thousand subscribers when Kindle Periodicals cancelled the Apex account during the hiatus. KP refuses to renew it, saying they’re not open to ‘new’ periodicals. Sizemore argued with them that they aren’t new, but he’s gotten nowhere. If you were one of those subscribers, you can renew directly through the Apex website. Total cost is $24.00 for a year.
“I hope people will support the Kickstarter because they want to see more of what we publish. I think we’ve proven to be an interesting voice for genre fiction. We focus on stories that provide a take on social ideals. We want you to read our fiction and have it provoke a response in terms of modern problems.”
Apex fiction has helped launch many notable authors by publishing their short fiction, including Rebecca Roanhorse’s Hugo and Nebular winning story, “Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience,” and Alix E. Harrow’s “A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies.”
Apex publishes six times a year and hopes to publish some special issues. In addition to science fiction, fantasy, and horror, the magazine also includes interviews with authors and artists, fiction reviews, and nonfiction articles. If they reach the level of $32,000, they will increase their writer pay rate from eight cents to ten cents a word.
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J.D. Blackrose is the author of the Summoner’s Mark series which includes Demon Kissed, Fae Crossed, Hell Bound, and Samhain’s Bargain, through Bell Bridge Books. She is currently writing three more novels for this series. She’s published The Soul Wars, The Devil’s Been Busy, and the Zombie Cosmetologist novellas through Falstaff Books and is contracted for a new horror novel through Falstaff’s horror imprint, Falstaff Dread, to be out in 2024. She’s published short stories such as “The Space Ark,” in HOZ Journal of Speculative Fiction, “Welcome, Death,” in the Jewish Book of Horror, “Don’t Fool an Earth Witch,” in Mother’s Revenge, “The Book Burning,” in Curiosities, and “Poisoned by Sugar,” in Witches, Warriors, and Wise Women. “The Ghost Train,” was published by Third Flatiron in their Spring 2019 Anthology and Best of 2019 Anthology. Her most recent short stories include “A Sure Bet” in The Valkyries Initiative from CPK Publishing, and “It’s My Nature,” in Never Too Old to Save the World from Outland Entertainment. Under her legal name, Joelle M. Reizes, she co-authored a children’s Hannukah book entitled “Courageous Candles.”
Follow her: www.slipperywords.com,