William Ledbetter

William Ledbetter is a Nebula Award winning author with two novels and more than seventy speculative fiction short stories and non-fiction articles published in five languages, in markets such as Asimov’s, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Analog, Escape Pod and the SFWA blog. He’s been a space and technology geek since childhood and spent most of his non-writing career in the aerospace industry. He is a member of SFWA, the National Space Society of North Texas, and a Launch Pad Astronomy workshop graduate. He lives near Dallas with his wife, a needy dog and three spoiled cats.

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Getting the Most out of a Writers Group

May 21, 2022 7:30 am to 8:30 am

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How do you find and build community as a writer? When is feedback helpful, and when is it toxic? This panel will explore how to form and maintain connections with other writers, and how to share, critique, and champion each others work.

The Case for the Awkward Length

May 12, 2023 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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How do you know when a story shouldn’t be inflated or deflated simply to fit traditional market standards? What happens when a manuscript is too long for the short story markets, but too short to be considered a novel? This panel will blend craft and business to explore how authors can approach novella and novelette projects, as well as publication paths in an area with limited opportunities.

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Navigating Short Story Markets

May 13, 2023 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Choosing markets, preparing submissions, themed anthologies, and coping with rejection.

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