Clarion West Alumni News for May 2016

Clarion West is plunging headlong into workshop season!  If you’re in the area, we hope you’ll join us for our Summer Reading Series on Tuesday evenings. Locations vary, so check the Summer Reading Series page for more details. We also hope you’ll join us for this year’s Write-a-thon. You can meet your writing goals this summer and support the students and the workshop at the same time. Everyone wins!


David D. Levine’s (CW ‘00) story “Damage,” which appeared at in January 2015, is a nominee for the Sturgeon Award.

Karen L. Abrahamson’s (CW ‘01) story, “With One Shoe,” from the anthology Playground of Lost Toys edited by Ursula Pflug and Colleen Anderson (CW ‘87), has been nominated for the Arthur Ellis award. The anthology as a whole has been nominated for an Aurora Award in the Best Related Work category.

Ann Leckie (CW ’05) is a finalist for the Hugo Award for her novel Ancillary Mercy.


Waypoint Kangaroo by Curtis Chen

Curtis Chen (CW ‘14) has had two more articles published: “Special Synopsis Sauce” on the SFWA blog, and “My Murdered Darling — ‘The Crazy Flirty Lady‘” on Katrina Archer’s blog.  He’s also going on a west coast book tour to promote his novel, Waypoint Kangaroo , which comes out on June 21.

A novelette that Lawrence Schimel (CW ‘91) translated, “My Wife, My Daughter” by Domingo Santos, has been published in the anthology Castles in SpainCastles in Spain collects ten science fiction stories published in Spain from the past 25 years.

Shannon Peavey (CW ’13) and Kelly Sandoval (CW ’13) have just launched a new online magazine, Liminal Stories.  Vince Haig (CW ’13) contributed cover art, and, as of the next issue, Helena Bell (CW ’13) will be the poetry editor.

Resurrection House has acquired Jessica Reisman’s (CW ‘95) novel, Substrate Phantoms, a far-future science fiction adventure that opens on a haunted space station. The novel is slated for a winter/spring 2017 release.

Tina Connolly (CW ‘06) recently joined the staff of Escape Pod as a co-host.

Colleen Anderson (CW ’87) has had a number of poems and stories published recently: “The Hedge Witch” in the Summer 2015 edition of On Spec (in which she was also the featured poet); “Beltane Fires” in Eternal Haunted Summer; “Book of Shadows” in Devolution Z; “I Dreamed a World” in Polu Texni (nominated for a Rhysling Award); “Freedom’s Just Another Word” in Agnes and True; and “Buffalo Gals” in the anthology Clockwork Canada. She also co-edited the anthology The Playground of Lost Toys with Ursula Pflug.

“Suicide Club” by Amy Sisson (’00), which first appeared in Sybil’s Garage, was translated into German for the March 2016 issue of Visionarium.  It is also slated to appear in Trigger Warning within the next few months.  Her story “On Not Noticing a Bear” was included in Podcastle’s November 2015 bear-themed flash fiction issue, and her story “Minghun” was podcast by Glittership in October 2015.

Guy Immega (CW ‘06) has a story titled “Epilogue” forthcoming in Tesseracts Twenty: Compostela, which will be out in Spring 2017.

Poems from Neile Graham (CW ‘96) appear in the latest Cascadia Subduction Zone. It also has an essay by Daniel Abraham (CW ’98), “Toward a Feminist Masculinity,” responding to bell hooks’ The Will To Change.

Geetanjali Dighe (CW ‘13) was one of three winners of the Octavia E. Butler-inspired flash fiction contest Door to a Pink Universe, with her story “Voice of Gravaar.”

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