Award-winning sci-fi print and digital publication Apex Magazine (est. 2005) has an open reading period to curate new submissions for a limited time.
Apex publishes a new issue monthly of sci-fi prose and poetry, including horror and fantasy and a hybrid of the three. In addition to fiction, the editorial staff also publishes interviews and nonfiction narratives/essays. Unsolicited submissions are open only to fiction.
Word length: under 7500 words for fiction stories.
Payment: 6 cents/word (considered pro-rates), plus an additional 1 cent/word if Apex podcasts the writer’s story.
Jason Sizemore serves as Editor-in-Chief.
Deadline: TBA. Read submission guidelines at Apex Magazine’s website.
(As of Jan 2017 Apex announced that it will no longer be accepting poetry.)