Yesterday, Apex published issue 68 of Apex Magazine. This was the first one with me functioning as editor-in-chief in 53 issues (almost 4.5 years in magazine time). Prior to 68, I edited issues 1-15 of Apex Magazine and all 12 of the printed Apex Science Fiction and Horror Digest.
Damn, it feels good to be back in the saddle.
Over those 4.5 years, I’ve edited several short story anthologies. They’re fun…but they’re not as fun as the magazine.
Truth be told, I have missed running the zine. I mean, I did run the magazine in a managing sense. I helped make editorial choices here and there. And I gave editorial direction to the E-i-Cs. But it was the ability to select stories to publish, to find the diamonds in the rough, to bring the voice of fantastic writers to the public, that I missed.
I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have hired three outstanding editor-in-chiefs: Catherynne M. Valente, Lynne M. Thomas, and Sigrid Ellis. Each put their stamp and legacy on the zine in their unique ways and helped build Apex Magazine into a respected, (dare I say) beloved, and 3-time Hugo Award nominee. Cat has gone on to become a fantastic novelist. Lynne co-edits a great new zine of her own. And I have no doubt Sigrid will find her star rising with whatever she decides to do next.
And now it is time to pressure you into checking out the new issue of Apex Magazine!
Check it out here:
You can read most of the content for free on the zine’s website. There are some bits of exclusive content when you subscribe or buy an eBook copy.
I hope you enjoy issue 68. Remember, new issues land on the first Tuesday of every month!