The monthly magazine was edited by award-winning author Catherynne M. Valente from issues #15-29, Hugo Award-winning editor, Lynne M. Thomas, from issues #30-55, and Sigrid Ellis, from issues #56-67. The current editor is Jason Sizemore, starting with issue #68.
On June 25, 2009, it was announced that a print version of Apex Digest would be returning, this time utilizing print-on-demand technology.
The magazine promotes a Story of the Year which is voted on by readers and fans of the magazine. It also published poems until 2017.