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jasonb57
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I'm pleased to announce that Apex Science Fiction and Horror Digest issue four is now available.

We feature fiction from Tom Piccirilli, Bryan Smith, JA Konrath, Eugie Foster, Jennifer Pelland, Phill Jones, Christine Murphy, Nancy Fulda, and Bryn Sparks.

We interview Mary Doria Russell and Barry Maher.

Dr. Amy H. Sturgis writes a scholarly piece about H.P. Lovecraft.

You can get your copy at http://www.apexdigest.com/catalog or at http://projectpulp.com.

Thanks!
Jason S


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pmcalduff
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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.


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Robert Nowall
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I sent them one in back in October...but I'd never e-submitted before and may easily have screwed things up.

I concur that it's definitely an interesting market. Interesting to *read*, for that matter...


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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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jasonb57
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Hey guys, thanks for the props.

We probably average a 20 day turn around time on esubmissions.

Although we 'technically' don't accept mailed submissions, I receive them from time to time. Unfortunately, I don't get to those as quick. Sometimes it'll take me three months or longer.

I'm doing a subscriber push right now, trying to raise money so that I can raise the pay rate. If you want to help out, you can find subscription information at http://www.apexdigest.com

Cheers!
Jason Sizemore


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I subscribed. People like Jason are the reason why people like us are here.
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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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I've got a copy of #4 sitting right here - looking forward to reading it.
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jasonb57
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You guys are making my head swell.

Do continue!


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Isaiah13
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Issue #4 was great. I especially liked "Symbios."
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Isaiah: Yeah, I loved that story. It was like "Oh, he's not going to...oh he did...surely not that...oh, hell, he did again."
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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.

[This message has been edited by MaryRobinette (edited September 22, 2006).]


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