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Apex Magazine

Literary Magazine


Flash Fiction


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A bi-monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every other month.

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  • Vibe:Weird / outsider / wtf even is it
  • Response time:
    1 month*
    Editor reported data
    21 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
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Pays$0.08 per word

Find more details in the Genres section


  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 9000 words max

Max words: 9000

Sub Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction

Payment: $ 0.08 per word

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Sub Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction

Payment: $ 0.08 per word


Max words: 7500

Payment: $ 0.08 per word

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Please submit a cover letter with your manuscript. We want diverse voices. We value diverse voices. Saying that, please be aware that we do not collect any information that might clue our editors to any of these attributes other than your name, email, and cover letter before any decisions are made regarding your submission.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Submit your work in Shunn Standard Manuscript Format (Modern or Classic). Your manuscript should be in DOC, DOCX, RTF, or ODT file format. Inclusion of mailing address and phone number is not required.

  • Author's rights

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Additional info

    Pays! "Payment for original fiction is $.08 per word up to 7,500 words. Minimum of $50. If we podcast your story, additional payment is $.01 per word up to 7,500 words." No simultaneous submissions

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

21 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

0 days

Fastest response time

62 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 68 days, 69 days, 70 days, 72 days, 76 days, 76 days, 97 days, 113 days, 118 days, 124 days, 190 days, 289 days, 316 days, 380 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

20 days

12-month average response time

Submission calls

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Apex Magazine is an online zine of fantastical fiction. We publish short stories filled with marrow and passion, works that are twisted, strange, and beautiful. Creations where secret places and dreams are put on display. We publish in two forms: an every-other-month eBook issue and a gradual releas...

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    Editor Jason Sizemore avatar

    Jason Sizemore


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    Lesley Conner


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    Maurice Broaddus


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