Being part of a Writing Group
Being part of a Writing Group

Taking Submissions: Apex Magazine December 2022 Window (Early Listing)

Submission Window: December 7th – 31st, 2022
Payment: 8 cents per word
Theme: Genre short stories filled with marrow and passion, works that are twisted, strange, and beautiful.

Our magazine is an SFWA-certified professional market.

  • Co-editor-in-chief: Jason Sizemore
  • Co-editor-in-chief: Lesley Conner
  • Special Fiction Editor & Reprints: Maurice Broaddus
  • Nonfiction Editor: ZZ Claybourne
  • Flash Fiction Editor: Rebecca Schibler

ORIGINAL SHORT FICTION GUIDELINES

1) Submit your work in Shunn Standard Manuscript Format (Modern or Classic). Your manuscript should be in DOC, DOCX, RTF, or ODT file format. Inclusion of mailing address and phone number is not required.

2) Maximum word length is a firm 7,500 words. Anything more will be auto-rejected.

3) Payment for original fiction is $.08 per word up to 7,500 words. Minimum of $50.

4) If we podcast your story, additional payment is $.01 per word up to 7,500 words.

5) If the work you are submitting is an English translation, please include the translator name and email address either in your cover letter or within your manuscript. By submitting, you are verifying in good faith that you have the right to have your translated work published in Apex Magazine.

6) Apex Magazine welcomes and encourages submissions from writers of all races, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, and military status.

We want diverse voices. We value diverse voices. Saying that, please be aware that we do not collect any information that might clue our editors to any of these attributes other than your name, email, address, and cover letter before any decisions are made regarding your submission.

7) Ready to submit your work? Head over to our Moksha account and upload your story!

https://apexbookcompany.moksha.io/

Stories submitted by email or sent via the postal service will be disposed of unread.

ORIGINAL FLASH FICTION GUIDELINES

1) Submit your work in Shunn Standard Manuscript Format (Modern or Classic). Your manuscript should be in DOC, DOCX, RTF, or ODT file format. Inclusion of mailing address and phone number is not required.

2) We continue to keep our focus on literary genre fiction: horror, science fiction, and fantasy. We do not accept multiple submissions or simultaneous submissions. Winner will be published as an exclusive on our Patreon before appearing in Apex Magazine. Winners will be asked to wait an issue cycle before submitting again (Eg. October/November winners will be asked to wait until February/March to submit).

3) Maximum word length is a firm 1,000 words. Anything more will be auto-rejected. While there is no minimum word count, please be aware we are looking for complete stories, not vignettes.

4) Payment for original fiction is $0.08 per word up to 1,000 words. Minimum of $10.

5) If the work you are submitting is an English translation, please include the translator name and email address either in your cover letter or your manuscript. By submitting, you are verifying in good faith that you have the right to have your translated work published in Apex Magazine.

6) Apex Magazine welcomes and encourages submissions from writers of all races, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, and military status. We want diverse voices. We value diverse voices. Saying that, please be aware that we do not collect any information that might clue our editors to any of these attributes other than your name, email, address, and cover letter before any decisions are made regarding your submission.

7) We do not accept reprints. Our policy on work published to Patreon is that the story will be treated as a reprint.

8) Stories rejected from our flash fiction contest are ineligible for submission to Apex Magazine.

9) Apex Magazine‘s Flash Fiction Contest is themed. If your story does not meet our monthly theme, it will be rejected.

10) Ready to submit your work? Head over to our Moksha account and upload your story!

https://apexbookcompany.moksha.io/

REPRINTS

We do not accept unsolicited reprints.

PATREON FICTION POLICY

Our policy on work published to Patreon is that the story will be treated as a reprint and will be paid at our reprint rate. If you’re a pro-level writer (by SFWA affiliate standards) with a Patreon and have a story you’d like us to consider, please query first.

POETRY

We currently do not publish poetry.

RIGHTS AND RULES

No simultaneous submissions. No multi-submissions for short fiction. We try to respond to all submissions within 30 days. If your story is under further consideration by our editor-in-chief or managing editor, then expect longer wait times.

Before you submit your work, please review the appropriate contract template. If we accept your work, we will expect you to be familiar with our terms. Thanks!

ARTWORK QUERIES

We are not taking artwork submissions or queries at this time.

SUPPORTING APEX MAGAZINE

Apex Magazine strives to be writer/artist/translator friendly. Here are some of the steps we take to make sure we remain writer friendly.

  • Apex Magazine is open eleven months a year (we take a breather in December) for submissions.
  • Out of 36 original stories published in a year, at least 30 are pulled from our slush pile. We don’t pre-fill our issues with solicited work.
  • We don’t like narrow submission windows.
  • We share our contracts for everyone to review prior to submission so that there are no surprises.
  • Our first tier rejection goal is 20 days. If you make it past the slush team to Jason and Lesley, that can take a few months.

If you’re not already a subscriber, we ask that you consider tossing a coin to our Ko-fi account. You’ll be helping us keep the zine and site operating. Remember, $4 buys 50 words!

Via: Apex Magazine.

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