It's new Apex Magazine day! And I have to say, this month we have a fantastic issue for you. New fiction by Ursula Vernon, Samuel Marzioli, Andy Dudak, and Allison M. Dickson. Our poetry is by Alina Rios, Armel Dagorn, and Wendy Rathbone. DeAnna Knippling wrote our nonfiction piece, and we have interviews with Ursula Vernon and Emma SanCartier. Our podcast this month is Ursula Vernon’s story, “Pocosin.” The beautiful cover art is by Emma SanCartier. Exclusive to our eBook/subscriber versions, we have a reprint of “The Sea Half-Held by Night” by E. Catherine Tobler and an excerpt from Straggletaggle by J.M. McDermott.

As always, all the original fiction, poetry, and nonfiction can be read for free on the Apex Magazine website.

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Table of Contents


“Pocosin” by Ursula Vernon

“Multo” by Samuel Marzioli

“Anarchic Hand” by Andy Dudak

“John Dillinger and the Blind Magician” by Allison M. Dickson

“The Sea half-Held by Night” by E. Catherine Toble (eBook/subscriber exclusive)

“Straggletaggle – Novel Excerpt” by J.M. McDermott (eBook/subscriber exclusive)



“Doors” by Alina Rios

“The Poe Twist” by Armel Dagorn

“Before My Father Vanished” by Wendy Rathbone



“Words from the Editor-in-Chief” by Jason Sizemore

“The Other: HP Lovecraft, Alien, and Ghost Stories: Monstrifications of Dunbar’s Number” by DeAnna Knippling

“Apex Author Interview with Ursula Vernon” by Andrea Johnson

“Apex Cover Artist Interview with Emma SanCartier” by Russell Dickerson

“Clavis Aurea: A Review of Short Fiction” by Charlotte Ashley


Podcast Fiction

“Pocosin” by Ursula Vernon