Human Wave Science Fiction
“Depressing is the book ending with the protagonist dropping his sword as he dies. Human wave is one sentence more — where someone picks up the sword again and continues on, inspired.” – SJ Chase.
“ Your writing should be entertaining. If you’re writing for the awards and the literary […]
First, for an informative but humorous take on rejections, please read my short editorial on the subject of Rejectomancy. Obvious things like lots of spelling or grammatical errors will nix a story, as will sending stories outside of our scheduled reading periods, or sending things we specifically say we do not like […]
Hello readers of good poetry,
I am delighted to present another excellent slate of poems to you from various regions of the country. The poetry in this issue is heavily surreal and fantastic.
It opens with a sixth-sense type of poem, “The Visionist,“ by Chloe Clark (Ames, IA). The chill she leaves is intensified in […]
By now you may have heard that Abyss & Apex was on the 2015 “Sad Puppies 3″ (SP3) slate of potential Hugo nominees, in the Best Semiprozine category. (ETA: And yes, we were nominated.)
I detest the term “hate speech,” as it implies a lack of freedom of speech, but there is such a thing […]
I am excited to present a mixture of poems from some highly regarded poets. Though I usually don’t present work in alphabetical order (by author), it had worked out that way for this edition. I am always careful to balance the kinds of emotion that might be evoked in a series of poems.
Abyss & Apex has a deserved reputation for helping to launch writing careers. Where are some of our authors, now?
Here, in alphabetical order, are just a few of the writers that started, at least in part, with us. We knew them when.
Aliette De Bodard is the author of ON A […]
The Periodic Table of Writing Elements (PDF)
Introduction to Abyss & Apex Poetry, October 2014
Please enjoy this ecclectic mix of poems, many of which are tangentially connected to form a loose theme. “Dust of Creation” by Heather M. Browne (CA) and “Supernova Sunday” by Ralph Monday (TN) kick off the selections with a pensive tone and beg questions of metaphysics, of […]
We are proud to present six fine poets for the July 2014 issue. The opening poem, “Medusa’s Garden: A Vampire’s Lament” (Gina Marie Bernard, Wilton, MN), presents a wonderfully speculative question. Gina Marie wrote, “staring at the ceiling, unable to sleep after catching up on last season’s Becoming Human, I was contemplating the sexual prowess […]
(A&A Author Jamie Mason needed a signal boost of his apology to various governments. Posting it here was the least we could do. – Ed.)
“IT’S NOT MINE!” Reflections from the cultural echo chamber
by Jamie Mason
Like all catastrophes, it began subtly – wheat flaking at drought’s onset, the Titanic […]