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Apex Launches Operation Fourth Story

Now through April 17th, Apex is running a promotion they’re calling Operation Fourth Story. They’re offering yearly subscriptions at the discounted price of $17.95 and offering a free Apex eBook to anyone who subscribes (or renews) during this period. The goal is to get enough new subscriptions (around 250) to have the revenue to add a fourth original short story to each issue of Apex Magazine. If they reach the goal, they’ll be giving away one Kindle Paperwhite to one random supporter.

Press release follows…


Apex Publications is happy to announce the launch of Operation Fourth Story! So far 2014 has been a great year for Apex Magazine. A new editorial team led by Editor-in-chief Sigrid Ellis took over January 1st, submissions and web readership are both at record levels, and our subscriber base has steadily grown.

The Apex Magazine team has decided to use this momentum and take the magazine to a new level, to make it bigger and better than ever before.

April 3rd through April 17th Apex will be executing Operation Fourth Story, with the intention of gaining enough revenue via subscriptions and/or patrons to be able to add a fourth original short story to each issue. We’ve determined that we will need approximately 250 new subscriptions through a combination of Apex, Weightless, Amazon, and Patreon to reach our goal.

During Operation Fourth Story, yearly subscriptions to Apex Magazine will be available on discount for $17.95 both direct from Apex and through Weightless Books.

As an added incentive, anyone who subscribes during this period direct from Apex, through Weightless or Amazon, or by becoming our patron on Patreon will also receive a free Apex eBook of their choice. (Go to to see our full catalog.) To receive the free eBook forward the subscription receipt or confirmation email to Lesley at and let her know which book you would like.

Finally, when Apex meets our goal of 250 new subscriptions, we will randomly select one subscriber to win a Kindle Paperwhite.

Already an Apex Magazine subscriber? Renew your subscription during Operation Fourth Story to take advantage of the fantastic price and to claim your free Apex eBook.

For full details about Operation Fourth Story, please see the announcement on the Apex blog:

APEX PUBLICATIONS ( is a small press dedicated to publishing exemplary works of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Owned and operated by Jason B. Sizemore, Apex publishes the twice Hugo Award-nominated Apex Magazine. The Apex catalog contains books by genre luminaries such as Tom Piccirilli, Catherynne M. Valente, and Lavie Tidhar.

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