Apex Magazine, the strange, surreal, shocking, beautiful publisher of science fiction, fantasy, and horror has launched their 2023 Kickstarter campaign starting July 27, 2022 with a goal aimed at $12,000. Funding from the campaign will secure the first three issues of the bi-monthly e-zine for next year, pay writers and artists, and cover the magazine’s overhead costs, which include Kickstarter fees, website and podcasting hosting, and paying editorial staff.
Through Kickstarter, backers will be able to purchase an issue, subscription, or bundle at a discounted price with a range of add-ons and rewards also available. Tiers for the campaign start low and offer rewards and add-ons such as post cards, subscriptions, bookmarks and swag packs. Also, there are signed book add-ons, subject to availability. As an additional perk, Apex has announced they will provide submission guidelines for a long sought-after eBook of strange and dark cocktail recipes once they’ve reached a goal of 200 backers. Strange Libations: Dark Cocktails by Apex Magazine will be offered free to all Kickstarter 2023 backers.
Works by authors Jordan Kurella (I Never Liked You Anyway, When I Was Lost), Suyi Davies Okungbowa (Son of the Storm, Warrior of the Wind), Christopher Rowe (Telling the Map, The Navigating Fox), Sarah Hollowell (A Dark and Starless Forest), Sara Tantlinger (The Devil’s Dreamland: Poetry Inspired by H.H. Holmes Cradleland of Parasites), And Aurelius Raines II (Dead Inside: Poetry and Essays about Zombies, Black Power: A Superhero Anthology) are noted to feature upon funding.
Headed by co-editor-in-chief Jason Sizemore and co-editor-in-chief Lesley Conner with additional editors Marissa van Uden, Rebecca Schibler, ZZ Claybourne, and Maurice Broaddus, Apex Magazine is well known for dark science fiction, fantasy, and horror, stylistic cover art, and a dive into the unknown and surreal. Past issues from Apex have won or been nominated for major industry awards, such as Hugo, Nebula, Stoker, Locust, Shirley Jackson, World Fantasy, and others.
Apex Magazine is an SFWA certified online magazine of science fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction. They publish a bi-monthly eBook issue, and a gradual release of an entire issue online over a two-month period. In addition to short fiction, there are interviews with authors and nonfiction essays about current issues. Additionally, they produce a monthly podcast of narrated original short fiction. Pay for accepted submissions is professional and competitive at $.08 per word with an additional $.01 per word if they choose to podcast the story.
To check out and support the Apex Magazine 2023 Kickstarter campaign for yourself, go to https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/apexpublications/ apex-magazine-2023.
For submissions information, go to Submissions – Apex Magazine (apex-magazine.com).