In disappointing news to many of our members, Apex Magazine announced this month that they will be closing to poetry submissions “for the foreseeable future.” Please update your market lists accordingly.
Apex Magazine is a monthly online magazine of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mash-ups of all three. They have published many leading writers of speculative literature today including: Mary Robinette Kowal, Saladin Ahmed, Genevieve Valentine, Amal El-Mohtar, Forrest Aguirre, Nick Mamatas, Theodora Goss, Nalo Hopkinson, Lucy A. Snyder, Cat Rambo, Jeff VanderMeer, Seanan McGuire, and Jennifer Pelland. They’ve also presented the first professional work of emerging writers such as Indrapramit Das, T.J. Weyler, Alex Livingston, Ursula Vernon, Kathryn Weaver, Kelly Barnhill, Douglas F. Warrick, and Jeremy R. Butler.
In addition to publishing Rhysling nominees and winners, Apex Magazine received a Best Semiprozine Hugo nomination in 2012,2013, and 2014. They placed two stories in the 2010 Nebula Award category of Best Short Story, and our stories won the category in 2014 (“If You Were a Dinosaur My Love” by Rachel Swirsky) and again in 2015 (“Jackalope Wives” by Ursula Vernon).