Apex has always had a reputation as a writer’s magazine. I still remember discovering it alongside Strand and F&SF in the magazine section of my local Barnes & Noble. I took a chance on that little digest and was introduced to a host of up and coming writers that now dominate genre fiction. Over the past decade, I’ve watched Apex grow in stature, garnering awards and dedicated readers by taking chances on new writers and unusual ideas. The magazine is in the middle of its annual subscription drive, and I wanted to take the opportunity to sit down with managing editor, Lesley Conner, to talk about the behind-the-scenes process of discovering new talent and what we can expect in the future.