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Apex Magazine 2023

A project in Lexington, KY by Apex Publications

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A bi-monthly digital literary magazine of science fiction, dark fantasy, and horror.
Backers: 552
Average Pledge Per Backer: $47

Funded: $26,005 of $12,000
Dates: Jul 27th -> Aug 26th (30 days)
Project By: Apex Publications
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Latest News


August 25th - via:
Friends, family, invaders from distant planets, welcome to the last 24 hours of our campaign. It's been quite a fun ride for this month, but we're closing in on the end. If you're looking forward to what we have to offer in 2023, grab your... (Read More)

Self-Compassion Toolkit: A Conversation on Mental Health and Writing

August 25th - via:
About Mental Health and Writing by Rebecca E. Treasure and Marissa van Uden Rebecca E. Treasure: When I first consider the concept of mental health and writing, my thoughts first go to rejections. After all, that's where the most obvious ups and... (Read More)

Extra issue for all backers!

August 24th - via:
It's the final countdown! We've unlocked yet another stretch goal - and this time it's a free ebook of Apex Magazine issue 111, guest edited by Sheree Renée Thomas which means we're on our way to unlocking more free content for all backers; an... (Read More)

We're in the Endgame Now

August 23rd - via:
Welcome to the final 48 hours minions, Just in the last day y'all unlocked two more stretch goals, and are closing in on another one already! That's right, we'll be getting Kickstarter exclusive short stories from Daniela Tomova and E. Catherine... (Read More)

Time Is Running Out!

August 22nd - via:
Greetings Citizen, If you've been waiting for the perfect chance to back our 2023 Kickstarter now's the time. Backing now for $25 gets you a new, discounted subscription or lets you extend your current one by one year—but it also lands you plenty... (Read More)

Jason & Lesley Live Reading Sunday Night

August 20th - via:
Happy Saturday! I hope you're having a good start of the weekend. The Apex team is enjoying a small break before we head into the final campaign push on Monday. However, I did want to invite you to the Jason & Lesley Live Reading of "Fruit of the... (Read More)

BAM! Another Stretch Goal Down

August 18th - via:
You did it! The Kickstarter has leapfrogged over the 400-backer stretch goal. This means that the story that receives the most votes (see Update #10) will be narrated by our editor overlords, Jason & Lesley. Via live stream. On YouTube. SOON. ... (Read More)

Stretch Goal SMASH!

August 16th - via:
Greetings minions, Just like Tatiana Maslany we smashed through our next stretch goal unlocking an exclusive short story just for backers. You'll be able to find "Serpent" by Maurice Broaddus exclusively as a backer for this campaign - it won't be... (Read More)

Stay on Target!

August 15th - via:
Greetings minions! We're so close to closing that gap on our next stretch as well as our next backer goal! We wanna extend a special thank you to those of you who have grabbed the new Alien Investor pledge level as well as the Lifetime Subscription!... (Read More)

Worldgaming Toolbox

August 12th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Apex Weekend

August 12th - via:
Greetings minions, We're about halfway through our campaign now. You've seen our swag, our commitment to quality, all of our upcoming short stories, flash fiction, and even signed Apex Books from many of our authors. But there's new stuff as well... (Read More)

A Day in the Slush

August 10th - via:
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Issue 138, Serpent, and making Jason Sizemore cry

August 10th - via:
Greetings minions, We're so close to unlocking our next stretch goal. If you're looking forward to a Kickstarter exclusive short story from Maurice Broaddus (who brought you Sweep of Stars and Pimp My Airship) then you can help us by sharing our... (Read More)

Storytime with Jason and Lesley: Vote!

August 9th - via:
WE NEED YOUR INPUT The Kickstarter is moving rapidly toward 400 backers. That means we should be hitting a very important stretch goal soon! Storytime Livestream with Jason Sizemore and Lesley Conner! Jason and Lesley have agreed to narrate an Apex... (Read More)

Slushing for Apex Magazine

August 8th - via:
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The Ace (of Spades)

August 8th - via:
Greetings Minions, We're ready to start the week with a bang! I go to Gen Con for ONE WEEKEND and when I come back you knocked down our funding goal. Thank you so much for all the support. From everyone at Apex Magazine - thank you so much for... (Read More)

We're funded! Thank you glorious Apex Magazine backers!

August 7th - via:
You Did It! We awoke to some wonderful news this morning: our Kickstarter reached its funding goal! This is a big milestone for us. The money from this Kickstarter will allow Apex and our team to bring more of the strange, surreal, shocking, and... (Read More)


August 6th - via:
TWO NEW REWARDS Lifetime Subscription ($300 Limited to 3) — You'll receive new issues of Apex Magazine until one of us moves on to the great ship in the sky. Alien Investor ($999 Limited to 9) — The big kahuna. The fat bag. When you want to say... (Read More)

More Swag!

August 3rd - via:
Hello again, Minions, You've taken to our editor critiques quickly - and these are limited slots so make sure that you go grab one if you're thinking about it. You can find them under add-ons; so if you've already pledged and want one you can click... (Read More)

Week 2, first backer goal down!

August 1st - via:
Greetings Minions, We did it! We reached our first goal of getting 200 Backers and we are THRILLED to be able to officially welcome this new cocktail ebook to the Apex family. Now that we've hit that goal backers at every single tier will be sent a... (Read More)

More Apex, on the way!

July 30th - via:
Greetings Minions, We have a lot of fun stuff in the pipeline for you, and we thought what better time to tell you about that than our first weekend! First things first, if you didn't hear about our upcoming backer goal we have a fancy new graphic... (Read More)

Strange Libations: A Free Ebook When We Reach 200 Backers

July 29th - via:
Greetings Minions, Our weird and wonderful Apex community asked for it: a special Apex collection of dark and strange cocktail recipes. It was the first thing out of the mouths of many of the members of our Discord group. For a second we laughed... (Read More)

100 Backers on Day One!

July 27th - via:
Greetings Apex Minions,  Thank you so much for all the support in this campaign in just the first few hours! We’re so excited to be back for another year with strange, surreal, shocking, and beautiful stories. Whether you’re returning from... (Read More)

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