This week [7.31.14] on the radio hour: Jason Sizemore, editor of Apex Magazine and Apex Publications owner operator.

Thursday, 1pm, on artxfm.com , I will be chatting with Jason Sizemore, a writer and editor who lives in Lexington, KY. He owns Apex Publications, a SF, fantasy, and horror small press, and has been nominated three times for the Hugo Award for his editing work on Apex Magazine.

Apex Magazine is an online prose and poetry magazine of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mash-ups of all three. Works full of marrow and passion, stories that are twisted, strange, and beautiful. Creations where secret places and dreams are put on display.
Each month we bring you a mix of originals and reprints, interspersed with interviews and nonfiction. We have published many of the top short form writers working today: Mary Robinette Kowal, Saladin Ahmed, Genevieve Valentine, Amal El-Mohtar, Forrest Aguirre, Nick Matamas, Theodora Goss, Nalo Hopkinson, Eugie Foster, Cat Rambo, Jeff VanderMeer, Seanan McGuire, and Jennifer Pelland. And we’ve also presented the first professional work of amazing new writers such as Indrapramit Das, T.J. Weyler, Kathryn Weaver, Kelly Barnhill, Douglas F. Warrick, and Jeremy R. Butler.
Apex Magazine received a Best Semiprozine Hugo nomination in 2012 and 2013. We placed two stories in the 2010 Nebula Award category of Best Short Story and another in 2013. Nearly a dozen stories have been selected for the annual Year’s Best anthologies over the past three years..
A new issue is posted and placed on sale the first Tuesday of every month. Content can be read for free via the website. 

Tune in as we discuss the Strange.Beautiful.Shocking. Surreal 

Jack Ramey on Keep Louisville Literary Thursday, July 24th Speaks About His Poetry, Upcoming Novel, and Time’s Cosmic Expanse

Jack Ramey is a poet performer, and professor of writing at University of Indiana Southeast.  He has published two volumes of poetry, The Future Past and Death Sings in the Choir of Light.  Tune into our archive on Mixcloud to hear him read from these and other works on our most recent broadcast of ARTxFM‘s Keep Louisville Literary.

Host John Beechem speaks to Jack about the Angel of Time, Impossible Robotic Perfection, the legacy of the past, the specter of the future, and Jack even reads from his upcoming novel Turtle Island:  A Dream of Peace.  Turtle Island is the name some North American Indian tribes gave to the continent of North America, and this novel is about the formation of the five nations, a collection of tribes brought together with the help of a powerful peacemaker.

This is John’s last show with Keep Louisville Literary for the forseeable future, but he invites you to check out his website, American Fantastic which you can also like on Facebook.  You might also be able to see him at the open mic at Decca on the second Wednesday of every month for Subterranean Phrases hosted by Rachel Short.  John would also like to thank Brandon Stettenbenz and Rachel Short for giving him the opportunity to co-host the show, and especially Rachel for being such a good mentor and inviting him onto the show first place.  He’ll stop writing in the third person, but please keep listening to Keep Louisville Literary and ARTxFM!

Sheri Wright on Keep Louisville Literary Today, Thursday July 10th to Speak About her Documentary Tracking Fire

Sheri Wright, poet, editor, photographer and film-maker, will be on Keep Louisville Literary today on ARTxFM at 1:00 P.M. to speak about her upcoming documentary Tracking Fire.  The subject of Tracking Fire is the UpStairs Lounge arson attack that took place on June 24th, 1973 at a gay bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans, marking one of the most important and horrific dates in LGBTQ history.  

Sheri will speak about what inspired her to make the film, and what she plans to do with it.  She’ll also read us some of her poetry.  Sheri is the author of the poetry book Nuns Shooting Guns along with four chapbooks, including her most recent The Slow Talk of Stones.

Tune in to hear more about how the worlds of writing and film-making have come together for this talented and impressive woman!