Apex Magazine will be closed to submissions over the summer. This will give our slush readers a much deserved break, and will allow editor-in-chief Jason Sizemore and managing editor Lesley Conner to take the time to go through all of the stories held for further consideration.

What does this mean for you? If you're a reader/fan of Apex Magazine, nothing. Each month we will have another amazing issue ready for your reading consumption. If you're a writer who has a shiny new story you'd like us to consider, it means you have one month to polish it to absolute perfection and send it in. You can submit your story through our Submittable form.

Submissions will close on June 1st, 2015 and will reopen on September 1st, 2015. Any stories sent during June, July, and August will be rejected unread.