TODAY, Saturday, April 21st, 2018, is the Spring 2018 24-Hour Short Story Contest!

The topic is posted right here.

Apex Magazine, Apex Publications

Apex Magazine, Apex Publications
P.O. Box 24323
Lexington KY 40524


Editor: Lynne M. Thomas, Editor-in-Chief; Jason Sizemore, Publisher; Michael Damian Thomas, Managing Editor.
Email address:

About The Publication:

100% freelance. “We want science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mash-ups of all three—the dark, weird stuff down at the bottom of your little literary heart. This magazine is not a publication credit, it is a place to put your secret places and dreams on display. Short fiction.” Unsolicited poetry not accepted. Welcomes new writers. Circulation: 15K views per month. Monthly. Pays 30 days after publication. Publishes ms 3-9 months after acceptance. Buys first rights and non-exclusive anthology rights. Responds 30-60 days. Guidelines online at

Current Needs:

See guidelines. Fiction: Pays $0.05/word. Stories no longer than 5000 words. Submit manuscript to ONLY.

Pays $0.05/word.



Welcomes New Writers: Yes