Sizemore Takes Editor’s Seat at Apex

Owner/publisher Jason Sizemore is succeeding Sigrid Ellis as editor of Apex Magazine. He made the announcement today on its blog:

Within a few months, I will be making an occupational transition that will allow me to focus more on Apex Books and Apex Magazine. This is a huge opportunity, one I’ve been working toward for quite awhile. As part of this transition, I will be stepping in as Apex Magazine‘s editor-in-chief. Sigrid Ellis, by any measure, has done a fantastic job during her tenure as editor-in-chief. She’s a joy to work with, and I have no doubt she will have many great opportunities ahead of her.

Apex will publish the issues as planned and purchased through December 2014. Beginning now, I will be selecting our 2015 magazine content. I will be looking for the same kind of diverse, groundbreaking content that Apex Magazine has become known for publishing.

Sizemore said plans for publishing the short stories Sigrid Ellis picked for 2015 will be announced soon, which may mean they will appear somewhere other than regular issues of Apex Magazine.

He also announced that a new poetry editor, Bianca Spriggs, will be taking over for Elise Matthesen.

The Fourth Book of Apex

Book of Apex 4 coverJust out is The Book of Apex: Volume 4 of Apex Magazine, collecting the original fiction from Hugo-winning editor Lynne M. Thomas’s first fifteen issues at the helm of Apex Magazine, a reign that included two Hugo Award nominations for Best Semiprozine.

Authors like Ken Liu, Genevieve Valentine, Catherynne M. Valente, Lavie Tidhar, and Alethea Kontis are represented among the volume’s 33 science fiction, fantasy, and horror short stories – altogether, 140,000 words, 368 pages of award-nominated short fiction.

The entire run of Apex Magazine through issue 44 is available in the The Book of Apex anthology series. Volume 3 features the stories published during Catherynne M. Valente’s time as editor-in-chief. Volumes 1 and 2 features the stories published during Jason Sizemore’s time as editor-in-chief.

Volume 4’s table of contents follows the jump.

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