It’s the first Tuesday of the month, so that means we have new issue of Apex Magazine for you!

This month we have two pieces of original short fiction: “The Laura Ingalls Experience” by Andrew Gray and “The Teratologist’s Brother” by Brandon H. Bell. Our poetry selections are by John Yu Branscum, Michael VanCalbergh, Jeremy Paden, and Craig Finlay. Andrea Johnson interviewed Andrew Gray about writing “The Laura Ingalls Experience,” as well as its themes, and they also talked about his work as a program coordinator at a Canadian university. Russell Dickerson sits down with our cover artist Sarah Zar to discuss art and her beautiful piece “Hurricane Woman” which is the cover of this month’s issue. We bring you two reprints this month: Catherynne M. Valente’s “The Quidnunx” and “Collecting James” by Geoffrey Girard.

“Collecting James” is one of 16 stories that appear in Geoffrey Girard’s debut dark fiction collection first communions, coming out next week through Apex Book Company. There is still time to preorder first communions and save 40% off the cover price, but don’t wait. Time is running out!

Apex Magazine Issue 83 will be released online over the course of the month, with Jason Sizemore’s Words from the Editor-in-Chief and “The Terotalogist’s Brother” by Brandon H. Bell available now.

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Words from the Editor-in-Chief—Jason Sizemore


The Laura Ingalls Experience — Andrew Neil Gray
The Teratologist's Brother — Brandon H. Bell
The Quidnunx — Catherynne M. Valente
Collecting James — Geoffrey Girard

Interview with Author Andrew Neil Gray — Andrea Johnson
Interview with Sarah Zar, Cover Artist — Russell Dickerson


Fertility — Craig Finlay
The Farmer's Milk — John Yu Branscum
Myth of the Mud God — Michael VanCalbergh
Song of the Encantado — Jeremy Paden