apt is a literary journal featuring challenging writing that combines the cerebral and the visceral.

We publish short-form work online every week and a print issue of long-form work every winter. We published twenty-four online issues between 2005-2010. Our online archives can be read here.

Work published in apt has been honored by The Best American Essays series (2014 and 2017), The Best of the Net anthology, and Wigleaf’s Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions.

apt is part of Aforementioned Productions, an award-winning small press and entertainment company. Aforementioned Productions, Inc. is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and is supported primarily by subscriptions and reader contributions. Donations to Aforementioned Productions and apt are tax-deductible.


A note about our name:

Our journal is not called apartment. Nor is it an acronym. Please don’t call it apartment magazine. Please don’t call it ay-pee-tee.

We chose the name apt for its definition: 1/appropriate or suitable in the circumstances (i.e., apropos), 2/quick to learn (i.e., astute) 3/having a tendency to do something (i.e., likely to enact change).

Further, we don’t capitalize the name. We won’t stand on ceremony about it if you capitalize the name, but if you’re asking for our preference, we prefer it lowercase.


Other pertinent information:

ISSN (print): 2159-2446
ISSN (online): 1555-9505

This website and its contents are © 2005-2019 Aforementioned Productions. Copyright for all stories, poems, visual art, and other creative works (or excerpts and samples thereof) are held by their creators.


To contact the editors of apt, please use the form below. Please do not use this form for submissions. They will not be read. You can submit work here.

NOTE:  We do not need interns. We also have no need for freelancers of any sort. Please don’t contact us with offers to edit, proofread, design, make copies, answer emails, fetch coffee, or help us sell our books. If we want to work with you, we know how to find you.