Apex Magazine has modified its submission guidelines, hiking the word limit for short fiction, increasing the pay rate, and setting new rules for poetry submissions.
The limit on short fiction submissions, formerly 5,000 words, is now 7,500 words. The press release explains this will “[give] our authors more room to tell their tales and bring our readers some longer pieces of fiction.”
Apex Magazine will begin paying 6 cents a word for all original short fiction on July 1, complying with SFWA’s latest rate requirements to continue being considered a professional market.
Finally, the magazine has set a 200 line limit on all poetry submissions. All poetry must be original and unpublished.
The Apex Magazine submission guidelines may be read in their entirety here.