Jason Sizemore has announced that Apex magazine will relaunch in January 2021, on “a new bi-monthly publication schedule with one issue every two months for a total of six issues a year. The amount of yearly fiction published will remain the same as before, but this will allow for a more manageable production schedule of the zine.” He plans to run a subscription drive and a Kickstarter in July 2020 to aid fundraising efforts, and to raise pay rates to SFWA professional standards.
Every issue of the magazine will include 25-30k words, approximately six fiction stories, two non-fiction pieces, two author interviews, and a cover artist feature. Additional details surrounding future submission periods will be forthcoming…. Fiction rates will increase to $.08/word and non-fiction rates will increase to $100/essay. There are also plans for a revamped website to create a more cohesive online experience for readers and listeners of the Apex Podcast.
Sizemore will be editor-in-chief, with Lesley Conner as managing editor, Maurice Broaddus as assistant editor, and Shana DuBois joining as associate editor. KT Bryski will continue as podcast producer and host, with the monthly podcast resuming in January 2021 too. Issue 121 will include stories by Alix E. Harrow, Merc Fenn Wolfmoor, and Cassandra Khaw.