Friday, March 23, 2012
LCTC Spotlight: Apex Publications
Apex Publications, based in Lexington, is a media publication company that produces an online magazine and print works of science fiction, horror, and fantasy. The company has been in operation for ten years and is owned by Jason Sizemore. Beginning with a digest of short fiction, Apex has grown over the years and now produces the online magazine of science fiction as well as print novels, anthologies, and short stories.
Jason says that some of his earliest memories include watching films such as The Exorcist, The Thing, and Alien with his mom during their weekly movie nights. He has drawn a significant amount of inspiration from these horror and science fiction classics and cites storytellers such as John Carpenter as heroes. Apex was formed after he became interested in publishing his own fiction. Though he says that he has always enjoyed writing, it wasn't until he was in his teens and twenties that he started to pursue it. Now, Apex has a stable of authors, editors, and designers who produce works including the newly released Machine, which was written by Jennifer Pelland. Apex Publications is currently seeking authors based in Kentucky.
In promoting Apex Publications, Jason says that he attends eight to twelve conventions per years. This weekend, he'll be at Lexington Comic & Toy Convention and will have books available for purchase. Among his favorite conventions are MidSouth Con in Memphis, which he says is the farthest he's traveled for a convention.
The Apex Book of World SF Volume 2, an anthology of science fiction, will be released in April, and pre-orders are available now. It features works by international authors Will Elliot, Hannu Rajaniemi, Shweta Narayan, Lauren Beukes, Ekaterina Sedia, Nnedi Okorafor, and Andrzej Sapkowski. The anthology was edited by World Fantasy Award nominated editor Lavie Tidhar. Works by Apex are availble in print, epub, mobi, and pdf and are highly convenient for readers of all preferences.
Be sure to stop by and say hello to Jason at LCTC! Check out the website for Apex Publications for more information about upcoming releases and other news.