Hey Clarion West!
Around the world, 18 brilliant writers from the Class of 2018 are living the last few days of their pre-CW lives, blissfully unaware of what awaits them…
While they start their journey toward Seattle, the board and staff are busy getting things ready for them and for all of our activities this summer. More information about our summer events is coming soon!
In the meantime, we’ve got a couple of celebratory announcements:
First, thank you all for making our GiveBIG 2018 campaign a success! We ended the day with $6065 in much-appreciated donations: with our $1000 matching donation, we totaled $7065. THANK YOU! Your donations will make a big difference to this year’s workshop students, the next generation of fresh voices in speculative fiction.
It’s almost time for the 2018 Write-a-thon! Registration begins Monday, June 4. If you haven’t heard of the Write-a-thon, it’s a Clarion West tradition: every year, during the Summer Workshop, we set weekly writing goals for ourselves as a way to share in the creative energy and momentum of Clarion West. Registration is free, and you’ll get a profile page with donation links that you can update and share as publicly as you like. Write a story every week, press forward with your novel, or just make a commitment to write 50 words a day. We’re not here to judge — we’re here to write.
Also, the Class of 2012 would like to lay down a challenge. Last year, the Class of 2012 claimed the title of Write-a-thon Participation Champions, with every single member of their class signing up to participate in the Write-a-thon. They received a full year of well deserved bragging rights — any other classes ready to challenge their dominance this year?
Leo Vladimirsky (CW ’15) has a story called “The Christ Loop” coming out in Interzone 275, the May-June issue.
Cynthia Ward (CW ’92) recently saw her Weird Western “Six-Guns of the Sierra Nevada” reprinted in Science Fiction Trails #13, and her fantasy “Leaving Malaga” published in Weirdbook #38. She sold a short steampunk novel The Adventure of the Dux Bellorum (sequel to the Locus Award-nominated The Adventure of the Incognita Countess) to Aqueduct Press.
Stephanie Malia Morris (CW ’17) has a story, “Bride Before You,” in Nightmare’s May issue.
Maura McHugh (CW ’06) is writing a story for 2000 AD, a UK-published comic, for a summer special issue in which all the stories are created, drawn, coloured, and lettered by women.
Corinne Duyvis (CW ’11) has been named co-winner of the open category of the Neukom Institute’s inaugural Speculative Fiction Awards for her novel On The Edge of Gone.
Congratulations, all! Send in your news for next month, and thank you for being part of the Clarion West Community!