Apex Magazine is running their annual subscription and fund drive. Over the weekend, I heard from publisher Jason Sizemore that he’s accepting my short story, “Lucky Old Sun”, to be released as a reward level for giving! That means, if you want to see my story, please head over to Apex and subscribe to the magazine. Or, if you’ve already subscribed, you can donate to help with their operating expenses.
I know how hard it is to run and fund a speculative fiction magazine. Apex Magazine is one of the best, providing award-winning fiction to its readers, gorgeous art, and professional pay rates for its authors. They have a $5000 goal that they need to reach by the end of the week – but they’re only about $1200 of the way there. They need more subscribers if they’re going to meet, and exceed, their publishing goals.
Even though you’re already getting a year of amazing work when you subscribe, you’ll also get rewards for helping Apex reach their goals, since each level of donations unlocks a new interview, poem, or story that will appear in Issue 80 (January 2016):
The current ToC for Issue 80 includes brand new stories from Ursula Vernon, Lettie Prell, and Jennifer Hyke, poetry by Samson Stormcrow Hayes, Zebulon Huset, Anton Rose, and Greg Leunig, and a nonfiction article by Lucy A. Snyder. The cover art is by Matt Davis.
As we reach goals in our subscription drive we will add to the following to the ToC:
- $500 – A 5th piece of original poetry (UNLOCKED!)
- $1,000 – A new short story by Chikodili Emelumadu! (UNLOCKED!)
- $2,000 – Interview with Chikodili Emelumadu
- $2,500 – A 6th piece of original poetry
- $3,000 – Interview with Ursula Vernon
- $3,500 – A new short story by Carrie Cuinn!
- $4,000 – A second reprint exclusive to the Apex Magazine eBook/subscriber edition
- $5,000 – A new novelette by Ursula Vernon, set in the same universe as her Nebula award winning story “Jackalope Wives”!
- $6,500 – Stretch Goal! We will open to short fiction submissions on December 1st, 2015, rather than January 1st, 2016.