Margot Atwell (she/her/hers) is a writer, editor, publisher, speaker, and community funding expert. She is the Executive Director and Publisher of Feminist Press. Previously, as Head of Publishing at Kickstarter, PBC, she helped over a thousand literary projects raise tens of millions of dollars. Previously, she was Publisher of Beaufort Books, a NY-based independent book publisher, where she published four national bestsellers. She frequently speaks at national and international publishing industry events such as Book Expo, The London Book Fair, New York Comic Con, and WorldCon. In 2019, she was selected as a Publishers Weekly Star Watch Honoree and received the Digital Book World award for outstanding achievement in publishing for her work creating The Next Page conference. Her writing has been published in outlets such as The Creative Independent, Clarkesworld, and Publishers Weekly. She’s the co-author of The Insider’s Guide to Book Publishing Success, and author of Derby Life: A Crash Course in the Incredible Sport of Roller Derby. You can find her on Twitter or Instagram at @MargotAtwell, and read her writing in her On the Books newsletter.