Clarion West Alumni News for March 2021

It’s been a long month. A year of pandemic-normal has come and gone, and the racially motivated, white supremacist violence of the Atlanta shootings on March 17 is a stark reminder that those of us in the United States live in a country that loves very few of us. Clarion West stands in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. To all of our AAPI friends and family: we see you. We stand with you. We will fight with you and for you.

Clarion West is committed to being a force for change, and a big part of that commitment is uplifting the voices doing the necessary work to fight back against injustice. We put a call out over the weekend, but here it is again: if you are doing work that directly addresses these problems, we want to know so that we can support you and use our platform to project your voice. Tag us on Twitter, contact us on Facebook or Instagram, or email us at

Congratulations to 2021 Nebula Award-nominated Clarion West Alums!

A. T. Greenblatt (CW ’17) and Caroline M. Yoachim (CW ’06) for Best Novelette
Vina Jie-Min Prasad (CW ’17) and Eugenia Triantafyllou (CW ’19) for Best Short Story
Phoebe Barton (CW ’19) for Game Writing

Check out the full ballot here!

Latest Alumni Publications and Awards

Awards & Nominations

  • Millie Ho (2019)’s poem, “Hungry Ghost” (Uncanny Magazine) has been nominated for two awards: the 2021 Rhysling Awards and the 2021 Ignyte Awards.
  • Megha Krishnan (CW ’19) has been selected as the new Marketing Director of khōréō magazine.
  • Nisi Shawl (CW ’92) has won the British Fantasy Award for New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color. The anthology has also won the Starburst Brave New Words Award and an inaugural IGNYTE Awards for Best Anthology/Collected Works, presented at the first-ever FIYAHCON.
  • Lawrence Schimel (CW ’91) has won the PEN Translates Award.
  • Elly Bangs (CW ’17) has been selected as the new Two Hour Transport emcee.
  • Colleen (Celdae) Anderson (CW ’87): Pushcart Prize, “Telltale Moon” in Dreams & Nightmares 116.
  • Rodrigo Assis Mesquita (CW ’18): Dream Foundry Short Story Contest (finalist)


Greg Cox (CW ’84)

Dennis E. Staples (CW ’18)

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