Preorder CRY YOUR WAY HOME today!

By Lesley Conner
on October 10, 2017

Preorders for Cry Your Way Home by Damien Angelica Walters are now open!

Coming this January, Apex is thrilled to be publishing a second collection of short fiction written by Damien Angelica Walters. Sing Me Your Scars is stunning debut collection that Apex published in 2015. When the idea of doing second collection arose, we jumped at the chance, knowing it would be another outstanding book filled with dark stories sure to pull readers heartstrings. Damien did not disappoint!

Preorder Cry Your Way Home today!

Preorders are open for both the print and eBook edition directly through Apex and through Amazon. Additional eBook sellers will be available very soon!

If you order the print edition directly through Apex, you will receive the eARC within moments! Plus, for only a few dollars more, you can get your very own SIGNED copy of Cry Your Way Home!

Synopsis:

"Once upon a time there was a monster. This is how they tell you the story starts. This is a lie."

Sometimes things are not what they appear to be. DNA doesn't define us, gravity doesn't hold us, a home doesn't mean we belong. From circus tents to space stations, Damien Angelica Walters creates stories that are both achingly familiar and chillingly surreal. Within her second short story collection, she questions who the real monsters are, rips families apart and stitches them back together, and turns a cell phone into the sharpest of weapons.

Cry Your Way Home brings together seventeen stories that delve deep into human sorrow and loss, weaving pain, fear, and resilience into beautiful tales that are sure to haunt you long after you turn the last page.

"Once upon a time there was a girl ..."

Featuring the following works:
"Tooth, Tongue, and Claw"
"Deep Within the Marrow, Hidden in My Smile"
"On the Other Side of the Door, Everything Changes"
"This Is the Way I Die"
"The Hands That Hold, the Lies That Bind"
"Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys: The Elephant's Tale"
"The Judas Child"
"S Is for Soliloquy"
"The Floating Girls: A Documentary"
"Take a Walk in the Night, My Love"
"Falling Under, Through the Dark"
"The Serial Killer's Astronaut Daughter"
"Umbilicus"
"A Lie You Give, and Thus I Take"
"Little Girl Blue, Come Cry Your Way Home"
"Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice"
"In the Spaces Where You Once Lived"

Cry Your Way Home cover reveal

By Lesley Conner
on August 17, 2017
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Damien Angelica Walters's second short fiction collection Cry Your Way Home will be hitting the shelves October 24th. Today, we can reveal the amazing cover art that will grace this equally amazing collection.

The fantastic artwork is by Marcela Bolivar, an artist who is quickly becoming a favorite here in the Apex offices. Her artwork has graced the covers of Apex Magazine issues 87 and 96. The title design is by Mikio Murakami, who did both the cover art and title design for Kristi DeMeester's upcoming collection Everything That's Underneath.

Cry Your Way Home is coming this October. Until then, read Damien's first collection Sing Me Your Scars.

Women in Horror Month eBook Sale

By Lesley Conner
on February 09, 2017

In February we celebrate the women who send chills down our spines and leave us hiding under our blankets. We watch horror movies written, directed, and starring women. We feast our eyes on horror artwork created by women. And we read the horror novels and short stories penned by women writers.

February is Women in Horror Month, and because of this we celebrate!

To help you celebrate the month that toasts the women who create creatures that go bump in the night, we have marked the eBook editions of our horror titles written/created by women. From now until the end of the month, you can grab Let's Play White by Chesya Burke, Sing Me Your Scars by Damien Angelica Walters, Seasons of Insanity by Gill Ainsworth and Frank W. Haubold, Desper Hollow by Elizabeth Massie, and Harlan County Horrors edited by Mari Adkins for only 99 cents!

You can take advantage of this awesome price direct through Apex, or pick them up from Amazon, B&N, or Kobo. So why not buy them all! Each eBook will cost you less than a dollar and you will have a large selection of stories on hand that prove that yes, women indeed can create some amazing horrors!

Celebrate Women in Horror! Get Sing Me Your Scars for 40% off!

By Lesley Conner
on February 15, 2016

To celebrate Women in Horror month, we’re running 48 hour sales on select books throughout the month of February.

Today and tomorrow only, get Sing Me Your Scars by Damien Angelica Walters for 40% off! That brings the print edition down to only $9.57! And you can get the eBook for the insanely low price of $3.00!

Use discount code Walters40 to get in on either of these amazing deals!

Synopsis:

In her first collection of short fiction, Damien Angelica Walters weaves her lyrical voice through suffering and sorrow, teasing out the truth and discovering hope.

Sometimes a thread pulled through the flesh is all that holds you together. Sometimes the blade of a knife or the point of a nail is the only way you know you're real. When pain becomes art and a quarter is buried deep within you, all you want is to be seen, to have value, to be loved. But love can be fragile, folded into an origami elephant while you disappear, carried on the musical notes that build a bridge, or woven into an illusion so real, so perfect that you can fool yourself for a little while. Paper crumples, bridges fall, and illusions come to an end. Then you must pick up the pieces, stitch yourself back together, and shed your fear, because that is when you find out what you are truly made of and lift your voice, that is when you Sing Me Your Scars.

"Like the best horror fiction, this collection is at once subversive and invested in the peculiar delights of the genre. The result is a full-body experience, packed with gasps and shivers, pulse-pounding jolts and moments of intense instinctive recoil — shocking, yes, but completely enthralling and oddly uplifting as well."
--Los Angeles Review of Books, Helen Marshall

Don't miss this chance to get Sing Me Your Scars by Damien Angelica Walters for 40% off. Use discount code Walters40 at checkout!

 

Apex Magazine Issue 70 is LIVE!

By Lesley Conner
on March 03, 2015

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.

If you like what we're doing and think we should keep on doing it, consider picking up the eBook edition for only $2.99. It's available in PDF, mobi, and ePub formats direct through the Apex store, or from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Weightless Books.

Subscriptions are also available on either a yearly (through Apex or Weightless Books) or monthly basis (through Amazon). Purchases of both single issues and subscriptions ensure that we have the money needed to pay our contributors so we can continue to bring you amazing stories, poetry, and artwork every month.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
FICTION:
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

NONFICTION:
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

POETRY:
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.

Stoker Awards final ballot released--Congrats to Apex authors and all!

By Jason Sizemore
on February 23, 2015

While we didn't place any work on the Stoker Award ballot this year, two familiar faces appears on the list.

Nominated for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction is Sing Me Your Scars author Damien Angelica Walters for the story "The Floating Girls: A Documentary" (Jamais Vu, issue 3).

Nominated for Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection is What Makes You Die author Tom Piccirilli for his poetry collection Forgiving Judas (Crossroads Press).

Congratulations to all the Stoker Award nominees! Apex Publications will be at World Horror Con this year, so we'll see you in Atlanta!

Go here for a full list of nominees.

 

Preorder Sing Me Your Scars by Damien Angelica Walters

By Lesley Conner
on January 28, 2015

Preorders are now open for Sing Me Your Scars, the debut short fiction collection by Damien Angelica Walters.

Preorder the trade paperback direct from Apex and receive free domestic shipping and the eBook edition of Apex Magazine Issue 69, containing Damien's new story "Requiem, for Solo Cello." (Note: If you're already a subscriber to Apex Magazine, we're happy to replace this issue with one you don't own.)

Preorder the Kindle edition direct from Amazon.

About Sing Me Your Scars:

Sometimes a thread pulled through the flesh is all that holds you together. Sometimes the blade of a knife or the point of a nail is the only way you know you’re real. When pain becomes art and a quarter is buried deep within you, all you want is to be seen, to have value, to be loved. But love can be fragile, folded into an origami elephant while you disappear, carried on the musical notes that build a bridge, or woven into an illusion so real, so perfect that you can fool yourself for a little while. Paper crumples, bridges fall, and illusions come to an end. Then you must pick up the pieces, stitch yourself back together, and shed your fear, because that is when you find out what you are truly made of and lift your voice, that is when you Sing Me Your Scars.

In her first collection of short fiction, Damien Angelica Walters weaves her lyrical voice through suffering and sorrow, teasing out the truth and discovering hope.

Preorder Sing Me Your Scars today!

Sing Me Your Scars by Damien Angelica Walters Cover Reveal!

By Jason Sizemore
on January 26, 2015

Cover art/design by Angelica McDermott and Juliana M. Hernandez.

Release date: March 9th, 2015

Preorders open tomorrow!

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