Fun stuff this week!!!  This post will stay up a couple of days and I’ll do the drawing on Sunday.

Write Snark readers know I just LOVE Apex Digest!  Jason and I shared space as writers in a horror magazine a couple of years ago and stayed in touch since.  He’s a fantastic editor and this magazine never fails to give me a shiver or two.  So if you like your science fiction on the dark side, give them a chance.

I want to keep loving it, so I’m offering my own incentive to sweeten the pot.

If you take out a subscription, comment here and you will be automatically entered to win one of these three prizes.  I’ll do a random drawing, pick one winner (two if I’m feeling particularly generous and we have a great turnout!) confirm the purchase with Jason and then you get to pick which snarky item you like best.  I’ll ship directly to you. (Clicking on the image pulls it up large for you.)

The Here Kitty Kitty apron which reads “All it takes is time, drive and maybe… a small blood sacrifice.”  I find the idea of wearing this while cooking pretty damned amusing myself. <g>  Here’s how it looks on.  If you’re tall.  And a guy.


It Was Just Getting Bloody!  dark T. (This comes in several nice, dark colors.)  I wore this shirt into the hospital for surgery recently.  Cracked up those who got it– I feel sorry for those who didn’t.


Could Be Worse T.  I wear this shirt all the time.  My favorite place is my son’s school. <g>

Here’s Apex’s Blurb:

Okay, we’re going to come right out and say it. The magazine needs more subscribers. Probably doesn’t come as any shock, as this happens every year.

So we’re going to do an old-fashioned subscription drive.

The reality of the situation is that we need 150 new subscribers (or roughly $3000), or we’re looking at a hiatus until I have enough disposable income to push out another issue. We use the term “hiatus” because there won’t be any mercy killings going on around here. We love the damn magazine too much to let it go (or possibly too stubborn), but the hiatus could be an extended one.

–How can you help?
–By taking out a subscription! Or buying magazines from our store!

Subscriptions are a measly $20 for 4 issues in the US. $24 for Canada/Mexico. $34 for the rest of the world.

We’ve re-initiated the APEX FOR LIFE subscription option that gives you Apex until you die. This goes for $100.

If you’re interested in the magazine, but want to check it out before taking out a subscription, then take a look through our ample back catalog.

Or, heck, if you’re wanting to show your support but not necessarily want a subscription, check out our ample back catalog.

Every person taking out APEX FOR LIFE subscriptions will be entered to win the following prizes:
1) ARC copy of Broken on the Wheel of Sexby Jack Ketchum (Overlook Connection)
2) Signed limited copy of Orpheus and the Pearlby Kim Paffenroth (Magus Press)
3) Signed copy of Homebody by Orson Scott Card
4) Limited signed copy of When Dark Descendsby Charles L. Grand & Thomas F. Monteleone (Borderlands Press)
5) Hardcover copies ofGratia Placenti and Aegri Somniaedited by Gill Ainsworth and Jason Sizemore

Furthermore, every person taking out a lifetime subscription will receive a TPB copy of either Unwelcome Bodies or The Next Fix.

Get your own subscription here!


About Rinda Elliott

Writer.I love unusual stories and credit growing up in a family of curious life-lovers who moved all over the country. Books and movies full of fantasy, science fiction and romance kept us amused, especially in some of the stranger places. For years, I tried to separate my darker side with my humorous and romantic one. I published short fiction, but things really started happening when I gave in and mixed it up. When not lost in fiction, I love making wine, collecting music, gaming and spending time with my husband and two children. I’m represented by Miriam Kriss of the Irene Goodman Agency.
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  1. Carol Shenold says:

    I subscribed, Rinda. If I win, I really want the evil shirt, love that one. Carol

  2. Dorris Beaird says:

    Happily subscribed, lovin’ the apron! -Dorris

  3. relliott4 says:

    Since I had two sign up, you both win the prize of your choice, so email your shipping addresses to me at


    Thanks so much for helping out APEX!!!!!!!!

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