Author William Ledbetter

William Ledbetter is a 2016 Nebula Award winner with more than fifty speculative fiction stories and non-fiction articles published in markets such as Fantasy & Science Fiction, Analog, Jim Baen's Universe, Writers of the Future, Escape Pod,, Daily SF, the SFWA blog, and Ad Astra. He's been a space and technology geek since childhood and spent most of his non-writing career in the aerospace and defense industry. He administers the Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award contest for Baen Books and the National Space Society, is a member of SFWA, the National Space Society of North Texas, a Launch Pad Astronomy workshop graduate, and is the Science Track coordinator for the Fencon convention. He lives near Dallas with his wife and three spoiled cats.

William is represented by David Hale Smith, with the InkWell Management Literary Agency.


  • I sold my short story "Broken Wings" to Fantasy & Science Fiction. (July/August 2018)
  • My novelette "The Long Fall Up" has been translated into Romanian and published in ZIN magazine!
  • I sold my short story "The Beast From Below" to Fantasy & Science Fiction. (March/April 2018)
  • My short story "In a Wide Sky, Hidden" is available in the July/August 2017 issue of  Fantasy & Science Fiction.
  • I sold my flash fiction story "Vigilance" to Analog Science Fiction and Fact. (May/June 2018)
  • I edited the "Jim Baen Memorial Award: The First Decade" anthology for Baen Books. It is available for sale everywhere, but here is the link for Amazon.

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