Original fiction from Apex Magazine, 2014

Last year, 2014, I was pleased and proud to be the Editor-in-Chief of Apex Magazine.

I am enormously proud of the work we did, the works we published, the voices we gave room to.

That’s the job, you know. Of being an editor. Making room for others to speak. Clearing a space and inviting other people in.

That’s the job.

So this then is part of that job, that honor — for your awards consideration, here is the list of original fiction published by Apex Magazine last year.

(I know, I know — January 2014 was an impossibly long time ago. I have a great deal of trouble remembering what media I consumed twelve months ago, even when I was the person who PUBLISHED it.)


Jackalope Wives by Ursula Vernon (5000 Words)

Pale Skin, Gray Eyes by Gene O’Neill (4300 Words)

Antumbra by Lucy Snyder (4300 Words)

Maria and the Pilgrim by Rich Larson (3700 Words)

Waking by Cat Hellisen (4400 Words)

Undone by Mari Ness (900 Words)

To Increase His Wondrous Greatnesse More by Sunny Moraine (3000 Words)

The End of the World in Five Dates by Claire Humphrey (3800 Words)

Perfect by Haddayr Copley-Woods (1000 Words)

Steel Snowflakes in My Skull by Tom Piccirilli (1500 Words)

The Cultist’s Son by Ferrett Steinmetz (3800 Words)

Repairing the World by John Chu (4900 Words)

Paperclips and Memories and Things That Won’t Be Missed by Caroline M. Yoachim (750 Words)

Falling Leaves by Liz Argall (5200 Words)

Not Smart, Not Clever by E. Saxey (5000 Words)

Cape to Cairo by Eden Robins (3350 Words)

Soul of Soup Bones by Crystal Lynn Hilbert (3400 Words)

The Salt Path by Marissa Lingen (4600 Words)

The Food in the Basement by Laura Davy (2500 Words)

Blessed are the Hungry by Victor Fernando R. Ocampo (5400 Words)

Insurrection in Silk by Gillian Conahan (4850 Words)

Ten Days’ Grace by Foz Meadows (3550 Words)

Sister of Mercy by Amanda Forrest (3300 Words)

The Sandbirds of Mirelle by John Moran (2700 Words)

Jupiter and Gentian by Erik Amundsen (2300 Words)

Last Dance Over the Red, Red World by Gary Kloster (4250 Words)

Economies of Force by Seth Dickinson (5000 Words)

Soft Feather Dance by Liz Argall (2250 Words)

Primrose or Return to Il’maril by Mary McMyne (4700 Words)

Coin for Their Eyes by Kris Millering (4400 Words)

The House in Winter by Jessica Sirkin (4750 Words)

Brute by Rich Larson (4767 Words)

Candy Girl by Chikodili Emelumadu (3910 Words)

The New Girl by Marissa Lingen (3763 Words)

The Stagman’s Song by Ginger Weil (3040 Words)

Stone Woman by Robin Wyatt Dunn (230 Words)

Whispering Waters by Jessica Walsh by (250 Words)

When a Crossroads is a Corner by MJ Starling (247 Words)

The Fitzpatrick Solution by Loreen Heneghan (250 Words)

Guided Breathing Exercise: Being Mindful of the Succubus in Your Bedroom by Christine Purcell (222 Words)

Anthracite Weddings by John Zaharick (5020 Words)

Keep Talking by Marie Vibbert (3477 Words)

Griefbunny by Brooke Juliet Wonders (3800 Words)

Henrietta’s Garden by Rebecca Kaplan (2200 Words)


There’s a diversity of story, here. Hard SF. Cyberpunk. Dystopian. Fairy tale. High fantasy. Urban fantasy. Horror. Magical realism. Something for everyone, for every taste.

I am very proud of theses authors. I’m proud of their work and determination, of their drive and hope and ambition. I was happy to send each acceptance letter. I was happy to see their work go out into the world. I was, and am still, proud to give their work to all of you.

Thank you, Dear Authors, for your hope and faith in Apex, for giving me the opportunity to publish your world.

Thank you, Dear Readers, for reading and subscribing and reviewing and sharing the stories we all fell in love with.

Thank you both for allowing me to be a part of changing our genre world.


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