Catherynne M. Valente begins her reign as Apex Magazine fiction editor with a stellar line up.
Original Fiction: "Fair Ladies" by Theodora Goss “Four Is Me! With Squeeeeee! (And LOLer)" by Nick Mamatas
Reprinted Fiction: "Secret Life" by Jeff VanderMeer
Original Poetry: "Dogstar Men" by C.S.E. Cooney ... [click here for more]
Fiction: "Radishes" by Nick Wolven "Pale, and from a Sea-Wave Rising" by C.S.E. Cooney "At the Core" by Erzebet YellowBoy
Poetry: "Flourless Devil's Food" by Shweta Narayan "Cancelled Flight" by W.C. Roberts
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The man who collects chips of bone from his willing victims... A legendary evil is adopted by a small, and thankful, village... The doomed girl invited to take part in a deliberate tragedy... A horrific church choir assembled after the zombie apocalypse... The boy who harvests spiders for a shadowy woman of magic... A fearsome town where the children’s nightmares are all real... The pain, price... [click here for more]
In HebrewPunk, World Fantasy Award-winning author Lavie Tidhar builds stories that are infused with centuries of tradition and painted with Hebrew mythology. We meet the Tzaddik as he faces off against a vengeful angel intent on sending the Fallen to hell. The shape shifting Rat fights lycanthropic Nazis. The Rabbi takes us on a thoughtful and amusing journey into the possibilities of a Jewish state... [click here for more]
Synopsis: White brings with it dreams of respect, of wealth, of simply being treated as a human being. It's the one thing Walter will never be. But what if he could play white, the way so many others seem to do? Would it bring him privilege or simply deny the pain? The title story in this collection asks those questions, and then moves on to challenge notions of race, privilege, personal choice,... [click here for more]
With an artist's eye for language and form, Douglas F. Warrick sculpts surreal topiary landscapes out of dream worlds made coherent. Dip into a story that is self-aware and wishes it were different than what it must be. Recount a secret held by a ventriloquist's dummy. Wander a digital desert with an AI as sentience sparks revolution. Follow a golem band that dissolves over the love of a groupie. ... [click here for more]
In her first collection of short fiction, Damien Angelica Walters weaves her lyrical voice through suffering and sorrow, teasing out the truth and discovering hope.
Sometimes a thread pulled through the flesh is all that holds you together. Sometimes the blade of a knife or the point of a nail is the only way you know you're real. When pain becomes art and a quarter is buried deep within you, all... [click here for more]