Apex Halloween Sale…and Contest…and Call For Stories

For two weeks only, from October 15th to the 30th, there will be a series of one day specials on select Apex Publications titles. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, one book will be on sale at 40% off the cover price and $2.99 for the e-book version for one day only through the Apex Bookstore. The book of the day will be announced early each morning on those three days.

These discounted titles will be:
The Blackness Within
The Changed
Close Encounters of the Urban Kind
Dark Faith
Harlan County Horrors
Mama’s Boy
Orgy of Souls

And the contest? Buy any Apex book between Oct 15 and Oct 30 from the Apex Bookstore and your name goes into a raffle for one of the following prizes:

Grand Prize: A personalized short story critique (up to 7,500 words) with fiction editor Catherynne M. Valente. If you’re not a writer, then we’ll be giving away a $25 Amazon gift card.

1st Runner Up Prize: An Apex Publication Minion pack (T-shirt, a mug and a shot glass).

2nd Runner Up Prize: $10 gift certificate for the Apex Bookstore.

Winners will be announced on the Apex Blog on Tuesday the 2nd of November.


Jason Sizemore  of Apex has also started an entire line of Zombie fiction, and a website — The Zombie Feed — to discuss books, movies, and the entire zombie zeitgeist.

They are also reading for an anthology of zombie fiction.


Guidelines page is here: http://thezombiefeed.biz/submissions/

Novella = 15,000-40,000 words
Novel = 40,001-80,000 words

As can be implied by the sizes described above, these are the word counts we’re seeking for each format.

What do we want?
Fast-paced zombie apocalypse fiction! Your zombies can be from any style…Romero, Viral, supernatural, etc.

What to submit?
Please submit the first 5,000 words of your manuscript. If 5,000 cuts your novel off in the middle of a sentence or paragraph, be reasonable and include the rest of the paragraph. Include a short bio and a brief high-level description of your novel/novella.

Rights requested
Exclusive First World English print and digital rights for three years.

No advance. Royalty 10-20% against net receipts. Digital royalty of 40% against net receipts.

Distribution, Wholesale, and Marketing
The Zombie Feed is a micro-press, therefore, it should come as no surprise that we’ll be using the POD business model as our sales and distribution format for physical books. This means your book will be available through most online retailers, but not distributed through the brick & mortars. Naturally, your book will be available to the B&Ms, but on a strict no-returns policy (unless they go directly through The Zombie Feed then we’ll do returns).

The Zombie Feed will market your book, though we do hope for author assistance with this task.

Submission Address:
thezombienet at gmail.com