Why Revive the Drive?

If you follow Apex Magazine, you probably know we're currently running a promotion called Revive the Drive. It's a mix of subscription drive, fundraiser, and an excuse to have some fun (the Pumpkin vs. Oz cuteness showdown, the live stream of It Follows commentary). We called it "Revive the Drive" because we cut our annual…

Apex Magazine in Print?

Over at my day job (Apex), we're running a questionnaire regarding the possibility of bringing Apex Magazine to print. It is currently digital only. I know a lot of this blog's followers are either readers or writers, so it would be great to have your input regarding a dead tree version of the zine. If…

I am a pro-level juggler

Like most modern day members who live on the bleeding edge, I'm crazy busy these days. Because I only get myself in trouble during times of introspection and boredom, keeping the wheels burning is a great thing. FREELANCE: I'm ready to reload. I've finished the work of the first wave of freelance clients and am…

Subverting Racist Tropes in Fiction

Over at Apex Magazine, I published a powerful short story by Maurice Broaddus titled "Super Duper Fly." The author confronts the deeply ingrained "passive" racism that still exists in contemporary literature. In particular, offensive stereotypes of black people: the magical negro, the mammy, and others. It struck me after reading "Super Duper Fly" that writers…

Raising Money for Pic and Michelle

Last Saturday, writer and all-around wonderful person Tom Piccirilli passed away after a long fight against brain cancer. Like many in genre circles, Tom was an influential person. He always had time to offer advice. If you needed a cornerstone author to legitimize your anthology, Pic would step up (if he believed you had the…

20 Days Till the Apex Celebration

After a weekend trek to the hills for a bit of down time, I'm back home and working hard on preparing Apex Magazine for publication tomorrow. As people kept telling me last week, I am now "living the dream." Since my livelihood relies heavily on the success of Apex Publications and Apex Magazine, I wanted…

Apex Publications 24-7!

Ten years ago I started a small zine named Apex Science Fiction and Horror Digest. Although I started the publication for the simple goal of channeling my creativity, it didn’t take long for me to realize something else. I would rather be editing, publishing, and writing than doing software development. While Apex Publications has grown…

Apex Magazine — Back in the saddle again

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…