Apex Publications has increased what Apex Magazine contributors are paid for their nonfiction, reprints, and artwork. “Thanks to the increase in the number of subscribers and single issue copies sold, we’re able to do this for our writers and artists,” says publisher Jason Sizemore. Apex Magazine was a 2012 nominee for the Best Semiprozine Hugo.
Payment for nonfiction will double, going from $25 to $50.
Payment for artwork will increase 20%, going from $50 to $60.
Reprints will be bought for $.01 per word, up to 5,000 words (previously, it was a flat $25).
These increases in pay rates will become effective with issue 50.
Apex Magazine editor-in-chief Lynne M. Thomas and I have goals of bringing our readers a third original story per issue, a second reprint, and to produce a nice podcast. Of course, that takes money (quite a bit of money), meaning we need to gain more subscribers and sell more issues. You can bet Lynne and I will work hard to keep Apex Magazine awesome to make sure this happens!