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Friday, May 19 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Dealing with Discouragement

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The short story you're sure is good is rejected by every publisher you send it to. Your carefully crafted novel is shrugged off by 20 agents. Your self-published novelette earns one star on GoodReads. This discussion will cover personal strategies to deal with disappointments, rejection, and other setbacks.

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Barbara Krasnoff

Barbara Krasnoff has published over 30 pieces of short fiction in a wide variety of publications, including Clockwork Phoenix 5 (and 4 and 2), Mythic Delirium, Crossed Genres, Space and Time, Broken Time Blues: Fantastic Tales in the Roaring ’20s, Weird Tales, and Memories and Visions... Read More →


Siena Leslie

Co-founder, Habitica
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Bishop OConnell

Writer, Harper Voyager
Bishop O'Connell is the author of the American Faerie Tale series, a consultant, writer, blogger, and lover of kilts and beer, as well as a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America. Born in Naples Italy while his father was stationed in Sardinia, Bishop grew up in... Read More →

Trevor Quachri

Editor in Chief, Analog Science Fiction and Fact
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Shanna Swendson

Shanna Swendson earned a journalism degree from the University of Texas but decided it was more fun to make up the people she wrote about. She’s written a number of fantasy novels for teens and adults and spends her spare time on knitting and music.

Friday May 19, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
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