The new issue of Apex Magazine is here! This month we have original fiction by Mari Ness, Alex Livingston, and DJ Cockburn. Our poetry is by Laura Madeline Wiseman, John W. Sexton, and Bethany Powell. Aldi Alspach wrote our nonfiction article this month, discussing how to build a stronger SFF community through book events. Andrea Johnson talks with Mari Ness in our author interview, and Russell Dickerson talks with our cover artist Tori K. Roman. In his editorial, Jason Sizemore takes a moment to discuss his transition from balancing a day job and Apex to working as Apex’s editor/publisher fulltime. June marks his first month without the day job, and we are all very excited!

Exclusive to our eBook/subscriber edition, we have a reprint of “Mud Holes and Mississippi Mules” by Malon Edwards, and excerpts from Flex by Ferrett Steinmetz and The Venusian Gambit: Book Three of the Daedalus Series by Michael J. Martinez.

As always, all of the original fiction, poetry, and nonfiction are all available to read for free on the Apex Magazine website. Or, for only $2.99, you can purchase the eBook edition in either PDF, ePub, or mobi formats, enjoying the exclusive content and supporting Apex Magazine.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
FICTION
Inhabiting Your Skin--Mari Ness
Proximity--Alex Livingston
Foreclosure--DJ Cockburn
Mud Holes and Mississippi Mules--Malon Edwards (eBook/Subscriber exclusive)

NONFICTION
Building Book Events to Build Community in SFF--Ardi Alspach
Interview with Mari Ness--Andrea Johnson
Interview with Tori K. Roman--Russell Dickerson
Clavis Aurea: A Review of Short Fiction--Charlotte Ashley

POETRY
Entrance--Laura Madeline Wiseman
Peach Baby--Bethany Powell
Interview--John W. Sexton

EXCERPTS
Flex--Ferrett Steinmetz (eBook/Subscriber exclusive)
The Venusian Gambit: Book Three of the Daedalus Series--Michael J. Martinez (eBook/Subscriber exclusive)