Lesley Conner

Lesley Conner is a writer and managing editor for Apex Magazine. She spends her days pestering book reviewers, proofreading, wrangling slush, doling out contracts, and chatting about books, writing, and anything else that crosses her mind on the @ApexBookCompany Twitter account. Most of her nights are spent with a good book and a glass of wine. Her alternative history horror novel, The Weight of Chains, was published by Sinister Grin Press. To discover all her secrets follow her on Twitter at @LesleyConner.
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Join the Apex Magazine slush team!

Since reopening to submissions on July 21st, we have received 2,733 short stories for consideration. Our slush team has done an amazing job keeping up, but it wouldn’t be fair to ask them to keep reading at such a furious pace. Slush reading is a time commitment. It...

Story and Cover of the Year 2018

In early February, we asked you - our readers - to vote for your favorite story and cover from 2018. Since then, a lot has happened, but you voted and now it is time to announce the winners! The Story of the Year for 2018 is "A Witch's Guide to Escape: A Practical...

Cover of the Year 2018

It’s that time of year! The time to choose 2018’s Cover of the Year! Each year, we let you – the readers – select your favorite Apex Magazine cover from the past 12 months. Each person can vote once! Yes, we know it is incredibly hard to pick only one, but there are...

Story of the Year 2018

It's that time of year! The time to choose 2018's Story of the Year! Each year, we let you - the readers - select your favorite Apex Magazine story from all of the original fiction published in the past 12 months. Each person can vote for up to three stories, because...

Apex Magazine Cover of the Year 2017

Time got away from us and we left the Cover the Year 2017 poll open a bit longer than we initially planned to. Not a problem, since that just gave you more time to vote - and vote you did! But all good things must come to a close, and it is time to close the poll and...

Apex Magazine Cover of the Year 2017

Here at Apex Magazine we believe cover art is important. It introduces each issue of the magazine, and creates an impression on readers before they even see the table of contents. Amazing artwork allows Apex to look its best, and we adore the artists we have had the...