Summer Six-Week Workshop
June 18 – July 28, 2017
Applications for the 2017 Summer Workshop are open until March 1, 2017.
Every summer, Clarion West holds an intensive six-week workshop in Seattle’s University District, geared to help you prepare for a professional career as a writer of speculative fiction. Each workshop is limited to 18 students, and each week features a different instructor, a highly regarded author or editor offering their unique perspective on the field.
Short fiction is the workshop’s focus, with an emphasis on science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Come prepared to write several new stories, to experiment and take artistic risks, and to give and receive constructive criticism.
You’ll work closely with instructors in group critiques of newly written stories, discussions about writing techniques or professional concerns, and individual or small group conferences. And you’ll be a part of Seattle’s vibrant SF community, as the workshop presents informal sessions with acclaimed area authors.
You’ll come away with essential tools for improving your writing as well as a set of friendships and professional contacts that can last a lifetime.
Clarion West charges a nonrefundable application fee of $35 (USD), which is payable via PayPal. The fee increases to $60 for applications received after February 10, 2017. Applications close March 1.
To apply to Clarion West, you will need the following:
Download a PDF flyer with application information here. (If the file does not display correctly in your browser, please save the PDF to your computer and open in Adobe Reader.) You can use this flyer to spread the word about the workshop. Just print out the flyer and post at your local library, college campus, coffee shop, bookstore, or wherever writers congregate.
The total cost to attend the workshop is $4200; this covers tuition, room, and partial board (light self-serve breakfast daily, and lunch and dinner Monday-Thursday). All students stay in the workshop residence. Wireless Internet access is free.
Clarion West is dedicated to promoting new voices in speculative fiction and offers a generous amount of scholarship support, made possible by our passionate and dedicated community.
All students are eligible for scholarships. You can apply for a scholarship when you apply for the workshop on this site, or request a scholarship form via an email, phone call, or letter, or print one out from our website. Scholarships are allocated primarily based on need.
Our scholarship funds include some assistance for special needs students.
Clarion West strives to make the workshop residence as accessible as possible, but we do have limitations because of the nature of the space that we rent. If you have questions about the accessibility of the workshop, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.