Support Clarion West

You can help promising new writers develop their gifts with a donation to Clarion West.


Student tuition generates only a small portion of the money needed to run Clarion West each year. Much of the rest comes from our generous donors.

Every donation to Clarion West makes a difference, regardless of size. Your one-time or monthly gift will help us keep tuition as low as possible, supplement the scholarship fund for students who would not otherwise be able to attend, and ensure that Clarion West runs smoothly.

To make an automatic donation each month to Clarion West, simply check the “Make This Recurring (Monthly)” box on the PayPal donation form. If your employer will match your donation, please let us know. Adobe, Bank of America, Boeing, Google, Microsoft, Pfizer, and many other companies will match your donations to Clarion West.

Clarion West is a nonprofit organization and donations are fully tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Other ways to support Clarion West

There are numerous ways to support Clarion West and its students, both small and large.

AmazonSmile: If you shop regularly with Amazon, start at and select Clarion West as your charity. Amazon will then donate 0.5% of your eligible purchase to Clarion West—at no cost to you.

Wish list: You can support the Six-Week Workshop by purchasing items from our wish list. See our Summer Workshop wish list page for details.

Women in Speculative Fiction Giving Circle: Inspired by our founding mothers, Clarion West has established the Women in Speculative Fiction Giving Circle, bringing together a community of donors to support airfares and offset daily costs for our women instructors as well as provide scholarships for emerging women writers. See the Women in Speculative Fiction Giving Circle page for more details.

Donate by mail

You can mail your donations (and matching funds forms) to:

Clarion West
P.O. Box 31264
Seattle, WA 98103-1264

Clarion West is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations to Clarion West are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. EIN# 91-1352168.