Clarion West Alumni News for December 2018

Welcome to the December Alumni News!

We’ll keep this one short. As we round out a very long and eventful year, we’d just like to wish you all a wonderful December and a happy holiday season — from everyone here at Clarion West. As you prepare for the coming of the new year, may your days be full of joy, laughter, and imagination.

An important reminder: Applications for Clarion West’s Six-Week Summer Workshop are now open. If you or someone you know is thinking of applying, don’t hesitate to direct them to our summer workshop page! Applications will remain open until March 1, 2019.

On December 4th, we teamed up with our sister workshop, Clarion, to host our second-ever Reddit AMA. Answering questions from Reddit’s /r/writing community were our Workshop Administrator, Jae Steinbacher (CW ’14), and recent alumnus Ted Mahsun (CW ’18), alongside Clarion’s Patrick Coleman and Isabel Yap. Check it out if you’d like to read what went down!

Signups continue for our Winter One-Day Workshops, which start in January. If you’re ready to get a boost out the gate for the new year, we’ve got some great instructors lined up for you. As a reminder, here’s what we’re offering this season:January 27: Tailored Stories for Tailored Markets with Seanan McGuire
February 10: Running From Bears with Daryl Gregory
March 31:Making Your Stories Stand Out with Scott H. Andrews

Finally, if you’re in the giving mood this season, we’d like to offer a gentle reminder that we’d be very grateful for any tax-deductible donations you might wish to make. We have a fund called the Women in Speculative Fiction Giving Circlewhich is dedicated to women in science fiction and fantasy. If there’s a woman who’s inspired you to support and participate in speculative fiction, you can honor her on our webpage with a small donation!Click here to donate!

Alumni News

Stephanie Burgis (CW ’01) has had a new middle grade novel, The Girl With the Dragon Heart, published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books. She has also sold a third book in that series, The Princess Who Flew With Dragons.

Emma Osborne (CW ’16) has a new story in Glittership: “Unstrap Your Feet.

A story by Jae Steinbacher (CW ’14), “Blood Sausage,” appears in Broad Knowledge: 35 Women Up to No Good, an anthology of dark fiction by authors of marginalized sex and gender identities.

See you all in 2019!

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