Jason Sizemore — Author, Editor, and Publisher

headshotRaised in the Appalachian hills of southeastern Kentucky, Jason Sizemore is a three-time Hugo Award-nominated editor, writer, and publisher who operates the genre press Apex Publications. He is the author of a collection of dark science fiction and horror shorts titled Irredeemable and the tell-all creative nonfiction For Exposure: The Life and Times of a Small Press Publisher. He currently lives in Lexington, KY.

Miscellaneous Sizemore facts: Left-handed, blue eyes, super nerd, hillbilly with accompanying accent, partially colorblind, near-sighted, and an unrepentant fan of pumpkin spice.

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Appalachian Gothic and dark sf

Follow Jason Sizemore’s unconventional professional path as it winds through a tiny, overheated Baptist church deep within the coal fields of Appalachia, Kentucky, past a self-serving boss who triggered an early mid-life crisis, and the epiphany that he should open a magazine spreading the gospel of science fiction to the masses, all the way to WorldCon 2012 and his first Hugo Awards ceremony. [buy]

Weaving together elements of southern Gothic, science fiction, fantasy, horror, the supernatural, and much more, this diverse collection of short stories brings you an array of characters who must face accountability, responsibility, and, more ominously, retribution. [buy]

For Exposure isn’t just 200 pages of Jason listing his risks and accomplishments. It’s funny and awkward convention stories, strangers with weird advice, learning the hard way that there are convention room parties and then there are convention room parties, and that being shy and socially awkward can actually get you more attention.
—Little Red Reviewer on For Exposure: The Life and Times of a Small Press Publisher

So this is not your average dry, one-sided account of one man’s effort to achieve his dream. It is marvelously entertaining, and occasionally terrifying, proof that one man can’t do it all by himself. It’s also a shining example of how far a dream can go when you’ve got the right people willing and able to help it along.
—Over the Effing Rainbow on For Exposure: The Life and Times of a Small Press Publisher

Sizemore’s upbringing as the son of a coalminer in rural Kentucky shines through in many of these stories. The feelings of desperation and fear are palpable, and I felt uncomfortable while reading this collection.
—Books, Bones, and Buffy on Irredeemable

Irredeemable shows a variety of interests, ranging from intimate Gothic horror to grand science fiction, as well as some quite interesting ideas behind the stories.
—Horrornews.net on Irredeemable