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Editorials for the magazine

Editorial: Reach

Last year there was some talk about changing one of the qualifications for an SFWA pro market to a publication’s “reach”. That hasn’t happened yet, and unless people are donors in much higher dollar amounts so we can pay pro … Continue reading

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Dieselpunk and Peak Resources

Back in 2012 I wrote an A&A editorial titled “Steampunk and Peak Resources.” Much of it still resonates. For example, $10-a-gallon doen’t seem so far fetched nowadays, does it? A flight simulator for a modern, real-life, dieselpunk airship. (photo credit: … Continue reading

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Process & Guidelines

From the Poetry Editor’s Desk: Process & Guidelines A note for everyone to please follow the guidelines, which will greatly reduce my workload.  More than half of the short-listed through accepted poets did not! My editorial process is this: I … Continue reading

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Let’s Trade in Obs

At the 2015 Worldcon, I attended a panel on worldbuilding that covered the aspects of making sure your fictional world’s monetary system made sense. Everything from the historical way a feudal system worked to barter to gold-based (or some other … Continue reading

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Writer Friendly

“Writer-Friendly” From the start, Abyss & Apex Magazine has been a haven for new writers. We are kind in our rejections, helpful in instructing those who’ve never submitted to a publication before, and supportive of our authors. This support takes … Continue reading

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4Q 2021 editorial: New Anthology!

  Abyss & Apex magazine is pleased to announce that our newest in a series of “best of” A&A anthologies—Best of A&A 4—will be released on October 2, 2021. I think anyone who reads this LGBTQ+  focused volume, curated from … Continue reading

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Introduction to Abyss & Apex Poetry Issue 80

Introduction to Abyss & Apex Poetry Issue 80 Dear Readers: As usual, expect to enjoy an eclectic blend of fine speculative poems, some are experimental, others narrative, all enjoyable. It’s always a thrill for me to see work from around … Continue reading

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To Catch a Unicorn

“To Catch a Unicorn” A guest editorial by W.B.J. Williams Do you know all the stories told of the unicorn? I thought I did. I knew well the legend that the horn can cure poison, and that the unicorn will … Continue reading

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Introduction to Poetry, Issue 79

Introduction to Poetry, Issue 79 Congratulations to our poets from across the states (and Mexico) appearing in the summer issue of Abyss & Apex. You will enjoy a variety of work from traditional to contemporary, including experimental forms. There are … Continue reading

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Birds of a Feather

“Birds of a Feather” This has been a hard year for those who are a part of the science fiction and fantasy community. We haven’t been able to get together with our “tribe” – lockdowns and a lack of opportunities … Continue reading

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