Clarion West Alumni News for February 2020

Dear friends,

2020 is off to a great start! We hope you’re staying warm wherever you are, and having a peaceful late winter. We have many announcements, so check ’em out below!

Applications for Clarion West’s Six-Week Summer Workshop are still open, so if you or someone you know are thinking of applying, visit our summer workshop page. Applications will remain open through March 1, 2020.

One-Day, Weekend, and Online Workshops

We’ve got a great lineup of One-Day Workshops this year:
February 29: Diversity Plus: Diverse Story Aesthetics, Not Just Diverse Faces with Henry Lien
March 28: Worldbuilding Made Easy with James L. Sutter
April 4: Writing For Games with Whitney Beltrán
Online, April 5-May 8: Short Fiction with JY Yang

Registration info coming very soon:
Weekend, May 16 and 17: Plotting: The Dark Art with James Patrick Kelly 

  And more to come! Thanks to Tegan Moore for steering this program!


Work with Clarion West: We’re hiring! We seek a part-time Development and Outreach Coordinator. Applications are open until the position is filled. 

Blue Corn ScholarshipBlue Corn Creations has generously sponsored a new scholarship for applicants of Native/Indigenous American descent! Please help us get the word out; this is a brand new opportunity for a specific underrepresented group in publishing. We want to see some applications!

Honoring Ted ChiangBrick and Mortar Books will host a celebration for Ted Chiang’s Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association award on February 22nd at 7pm. Come out to Redmond, WA, and enjoy with us!

Emerald City Comic Con: Attendees of this year’s ECCC have the opportunity totake writing workshops with Nancy Kress, Jasmine Silvera, and Curtis Chen! While you’re there, get an autograph from Ted Chiang, Seanan McGuire, Stephen Graham Jones, and many other members of the Clarion West family.

Hugo House Summer Classes: Seattle literary center Hugo House invites proposals for their summer classes.

Alumni Publication and Awards News

First: We apologize sincerely to those who emailed us their recent announcements of publication but were met with an “undeliverable” bounce message. We’re working on it! If your recent publication isn’t included below, please send us a direct message on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and we’ll get it into next month’s newsletter. Now that it’s award season, send us news of your nominated stories, books, and poems!

Rodrigo Assis Mesquita (CW ’18)
“Soul Searching Search Engines” (week 5 story!) in Future Science Fiction Digest (his first pro sale in English!)

Justin C. Key (CW ’15)
“One Hand in the Coffin” (written at CW!) in Strange Horizons 

Mitchell Shanklin (CW ’16)
“The Marriage Book” in Strange Horizons

Gordon B. White (CW ’17)
As Summer’s Mask Slips and Other Disruptions (debut collection!) from Trepido Publishing

Jon Lasser (CW ’16)
“Why Humans Can’t Write Fiction” (written during CW!) in Galaxy’s Edge

Robert Minto (CW ’17)
“The Moneylender’s Angel” in Beneath Ceaseless Skies
“The Winds and Persecutions of the Sky” in Interzone

Eugenia Triantafyllou (CW ’19)
My Country is a Ghost” in Uncanny 

Rafeeat Aliyu (CW ’18)
Where the Rain Mothers Are in Strange Horizons “58 Rules to Ensure Your Husband Loves You Forever” in Nightmare “The Daemon King of Engim” in FIYAH

Siobhan Carroll
The Airwalker Comes to the City in Green” in  Asimov’s Science Fiction
“The Air, The Ocean, the Earth, the Deep” in The Saga Book of Ghost Stories

Colleen Anderson Fiction “The Probe” in Dark Moments “Simple Pleasures,” in Deranged “Flight,” in Polar Borealis “Our Lady of Redemption,”in Nameless Poetry “Untitled (young lips),” in “Stardust,” in HWA Poetry Showcase  “Don Quixote’s Quandary,” in The Best of Heroic Fantasy Quarterly  “Haiku (feathers flutter),” in Frozen Wavelets “Chained hay(na)ku (Laughter),” in Random Planets  “Chained hay(na)ku (Lovers Together),” in Random Planets “Hay(na)ku, (Hair Between),” in Random Planets “Horrorku, Jade Sarcophagus,” in Random Planets “The Storm Witch,” in Eternal Haunted Summer “Haiku (wrinkles, sagging skin),” in Silver Blade “By the End,” in James Gunn’s Ad Astra “Schrodinger’s Box,” in Really System

Please send us announcements of publications and nominations! Please include your Clarion West year. For our ease of formatting, please send links as separate text from titles of work and markets.

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