If anyone is considering submitting to this magazine, I highly recommend it. I have sent them four manuscripts so far and although they have all been rejected, they have all been rejected in a timely fashion. I got all of them back in about twenty days. Despite the short turnaround time, I got a personal response on all four of my submissions (no form letters of rejection). On half of them I got some excellent criticism and advice from the Co-Editor of Apex, Gill Ainsworth. Once more, this criticism was detailed enough that I know that they did more than just read the opening paragraph.
Having submitted to a lot of magazines, I can honestly tell you that Apex is the best one I have come across so far.
You should definitely send it again. If you submitted a manuscript to Apex in October and haven’t heard back from them, they didn’t get it. I sent them a short story about that time and they got back to me in a couple of weeks.
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I've gotta concur with Calduff. I've only submitted there once, but the turnaround time was good, and the entire process was very professional. I wasn't surprised by the rejection; I would have been honored to be included among the material they have there. Good stuff.
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There’s an old-fashioned raffle with amazing prizes to do some fundraising for Apex Digest. You can buy a ticket to put your name in the hat to win autographed copies of books, art, video and other strange goodies. Tickets are a dollar each. That's nothing, right? You can afford that.
On Friday, September 29th, we'll draw names and hand out the prizes.
You might win an autographed book by M.M. Buckner, Geoffrey Girard, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Kevin J. Anderson, Brian Keene, David Louis Edelman, and more. Or how about a copy-edited manuscript of a Ben Bova novel? Would you like a signed first edition hard cover of The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russel? Maybe you’d want to have your story professionally edited? Stop by and see which things you covet.
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