This morning we released issue 70 of Apex Magazinefeaturing original stories by Shannon Peavey ("A Beautiful Memory"), Rati Mehrotra ("Charaid Dreams"), Nina Kiriki Hoffman ("Where I'm Bound"), and Thoraiya Dyer ("Houdini's Heart"). Our poetry is by Beth Cato, Jarod K. Anderson, Jennifer Ironside, and Steven Wittenberg Gordon. Mark Allan Gunnells gives us a look at what it's like being a gay man and a horror writer in his essay "A Whole New World." Get a sneak peak at Damien Angelica Walters' Sing Me Your Scars by reading the title story from her collection, and check out Andrea Johnson's interview with her. Our podcast this month is "Houdini's Heart" by Thoraiya Dyer. Exclusive to our eBook/subscriber editions, our reprint is "Seed" by Shanna Germain.

You can read all of the original fiction, poetry, and nonfiction for free on the Apex Magazine website.

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Houdini's Heart — Thoraiya Dyer
Charaid Dreams — Rati Mehrotra
A Beautiful Memory — Shannon Peavey
Where I'm Bound — Nini Kiriki Hoffman
Seed — Shanna Germain (eBook/Subscriber exclusive)
Sing Me Your Scars — Damien Angelica Walters

Words from the Editor-in-Chief — Jason Sizemore
Interview with Damien Angelica Walter — Andrea Johnson
Interview with Cover Artist Lucas de Alcântara— Russell Dickerson
Clavis Aurea: A Review of Short Fiction — Charlotte Ashley
A Whole New World — Mark Allan Gunnells

barefoot sprites beware — Steven Wittenberg Gordon
Hook— Jennifer Ironside
The Changeling Answer — Jarod K. Anderson
Mama Gonna Fight — Beth Cato

Cover art by Lucas de Alcântara.