Take an Online Workshop with JY Yang!

Clarion West is proud to present our next online workshop, Advanced Short Stories and Critique with JY Yang (CW ’13)!

April 10-May 10, 2020. Attend from anywhere in the world, regardless of time zone! Register here.

Headshot of author and workshop instructor JY Yang

Things to know before registering: Limited to 8 students, register as early as you can. This is an advanced workshop for students with experience using the Milford style peer-critique and who have attended other intensive writing workshops, such as the Clarion or Clarion West six-week workshop.

About the class:

The workshop will run from Friday, April 10, 2020, to Sunday, May 10, 2020, conducted entirely online. Two stories will be submitted each week, starting on Friday, April 10. The class will have from each Friday to the following Thursday to read each set of stories. Online forum-style critiquing will take place between Thursday and Sunday, with guidance from the instructor.

Each student will receive an individual 30-minute one-on-one session with the instructor following their group critique, scheduled either during the workshop or the week following. The instructor will work closely with a small group of students to facilitate workshop and critique of a completed story draft of 7,500 words or fewer.

Registration is limited and reserved for advanced students who have attended other intensive writing workshops, such as the Clarion or Clarion West six-week workshops. The class fee is $250.

About the instructor:

JY Yang (they/them), also known as Neon Yang, is the author of the Tensorate series of novellas from Tor.Com Publishing (The Black Tides of Heaven, The Red Threads of Fortune, The Descent of Monsters, The Ascent to Godhood). Their work has been shortlisted for the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy and Lambda awards. A Clarion West alum, they graduated from the University of East Anglia with an MA in Creative Writing and currently live in Singapore.

Join us from anywhere in the world for this exciting new workshop series!


Will I need to purchase any software?

No. Students must be able to use Zoom and WordPress and have a reliable Internet connection, but the class does not include any additional costs.

What is your refund policy?

Full refunds will only be offered if another student is able to take the class in your stead. As this class has limited seats, please only register if you are certain you will be able to attend and can submit a complete story draft for critique by April 10.

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