Clarion West Alumni News for May 2020

Dear Alumni and Friends,

A heartfelt THANK YOU for all of our GiveBIG donors this year! Your support overwhelmed us and will go a long way to paying for our spring and summer free classes and workshops that we have been offering in support of writers during these very trying times. By the time that donations closed, with our match guaranteed our community raised just over $9,000! Thank you to everyone who pitched in!

Alumni Award Nominations & Publication News

The following alumni are nominated for awards this season, and you may be able to vote for them! In pride, we congratulate:

Tegan Moore (CW ’15)

Asimov’s Readers’ Award

Best Novella: “The Work of Wolves”

Andy Duncan (CW ’94)

Asimov’s Readers’ Award

Best Novelette: “Charlie Tells Another One”

Vylar Kaftan (CW ’04)

Nebula Award

Best Novella: “Her Silhouette, Drawn in Water”

Siobhan Carroll (CW ’09)

Hugo Award

Nebula Award

Best Novelette: “For He Can Creep”

Mimi Mondal (CW ’15)

Nebula Award

Best Novelette: “His Footsteps, Through Darkness and Light”

Nibedita Sen (CW ’15)

Astounding Award for Best New Writer

Nebula Award

Hugo Award

Best Short Story: “Ten Excerpts from an Annotated Bibliography on the Cannibal Women of Ratnabar Island”

Caroline M Yoachim (CW ’06)

Nebula Award

Hugo Award

Best Novelette: “The Archronology of Love”

Shiv Ramdas (CW ’16)

Nebula Award

Hugo Award

Best Short Story: “And Now His Lordship Is Laughing”

Cat Rambo (CW ’05)

Nebula Award

Best Novelette: “Carpe Glitter”

Lawrence Schimel, translator (CW ’91)

Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry

Impure Acts by Angelo Néstore

Craig Laurance Gidney (CW ’96)

Lambda Literary Award

LBGTQ SF/F/Horror (book): A Spectral Hue

Marlee Jane Ward (CW ’14)

Aurealis Award

Best Science Fiction Novella: Prisoncorp

Best YA Short Story: “Rats”

These are nominations; we look forward to seeing our alumni win!

Did we overlook your nomination? Please contact us at to notify us of publications and nominations in the future!

Recent Alumni Publications and Professional Accomplishments:

Lauren Dixon (CW ’10)

Welcome to the Bitch Bubble (first collection!)

from Hydra House

Sheree Renée Thomas (CW ’99)

Nine Bar Blues

from Third Man Books

Lawrence Schimel, translator (CW ’91)

Itinerary of Forgetting by Nelson Simón

from Skull & Wind Press

Kara Lockharte and Cassie Alexander (both CW ’07)

Dragon Called

from Amazon

Michael Matheson (CW ’14)

Idol Pursuits from Nisaba Press (Mutants and Masterminds tie-in)
Craig Laurance Gidney (CW ’96)

Hairsbreath, a serial novel from Broken Eye Books

E.C. Barrett (CW ’18)

We Aren’t Violent People“ in Bourbon Penn

Phoebe Barton (CW ’19)

“Purplefall” (CW week 1 story!) in Broadcasts from the Wasteland (audio)

Gardner Mounce (CW ’19)

“Milkshakes” in The Oddville Press

Millie Ho (CW ’19)

The Fenghuang” in Lightspeed magazine

Minal Hajratwala (CW ’19)

from “Crossdreaming: Praxis” in Poetry

“Limnology of the Minor Goddesses” in Prairie Schooner

new editor-at-large, Zocalo Public Square

Eugenia Triantafyllou (CW ’19)

“Those We Serve” in Interzone

Kris Ten (CW ’19)

“Except for the Down Below” in Black Static

Robert Guffey (CW ’96)

“The Lemon Thief” and “The Pharmacy” in Rosebud magazine

Maura McHugh (CW ’06)

“King for a Day” in SMASH! 2020 Special

Jed Hartman (CW ’91)

started Constellation Press

Adele Gardner (CW ’04)

Bird Brains” in The Cafe Irreal

Audio reading of “Hades and Persephone”/“Persephone’s Dream” by Delbert R. Gardner, in Timeless Tales

and poems in Poetry VirginiaStar*LineSpectral Realms2020 Rhysling Anthology: Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Poetry of 2019, and more!

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