Want to submit to Apex Digest?
First, your story needs to be pertinent to the goals of Apex Digest. Apex is looking to publish the best edgy science fiction and horror in the business. All our published stories will be in the science fiction genre. Not all our stories will require a horror twist. It is just this particular editor likes horror. But if you have a great hard sci-fi manuscript just dying to be published, send it to us.
Ok, the particulars...
Must be sent electronically in Word Doc format as an attachment to your email. Save your stamps, we don't accept mailed submissions.
Must be no more than 10,000 words.
Please use Courier as your font. We hate having to reformat documents.
Put your last name on each page.
Only one submission at a time.
Feel free to include information about yourself. I enjoy checking out writer's websites and their published work. This isn't meant to discourage new writers. Unless your name is Stephen King or Orson Scott Card, I'm going to publish only what's good.
We ask for North America First Print Rights. We also ask for the exclusive electronic rights to your manuscript for up to 90 days after the publication date of the issue in which you appear. After 90 days, the author has the right to leave the story up, or ask to have the story taken offline.
If we like your story, we will email and ask if you are willing to let us publish your work. If you agree, then we will either fax or mail you our standard publication contract. This has to be signed and returned to Apex before we can print your work.
One last thing...Apex Digest subscribers who submit stories will be placed on top of the pile. They won't be given any extra 'points' for subscribing when Apex makes a determination of whether to accept their story for publication, but they will have the privilege of having their stories seen first and have responses to their submissions before others. If you are a subscriber and you submit, please mention this in your submission email. Likewise, those who have purchased the current issue of Apex will be placed next in the queue behind the subscribers.
Payment will be $15. Not exactly 3 cents per word, but you will also receive a free copy of the issue of Apex in which you appear. And...you will be given props on the Apex website, along with a bio and byline in the magazine. As our circulation numbers go up, so will the standard pay rate.
We will try to answer all submissions within four weeks. Right now, estimated response time is 15-20 days.
Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org
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