Clarion West Alumni News for April 2021

It’s awards season! In March, we were delighted to congratulate the finalists of the 2021 Nebula Awards. This month, it’s three cheers for the finalists of the 2021 Hugo Awards and FIYAHCON’s Ignyte Awards. We’re especially proud to announce that Clarion West is on the shortlist for the Ignyte Awards’ Ember Award for Unsung Contributions to Genre! We’re in good company. Check out the full list of nominated Clarion West graduates and instructors below.

It’s Awards Season!

Finalists for the 2021 Hugo Awards and FIYAHCON’s 2021 Ignyte Awards have been announced, and we’re excited to congratulate the Clarion West graduates and instructors among them:

Congratulations to the Hugo Awards nominees!

Best Novel: N. K. Jemisin
Best Novella: Seanan McGuire and Nino Cipri
Best Novelette: A.T. Greenblatt (CW ’17) and Sarah Pinsker
Best Short Story: Vina Jie-Min Prasad (CW ’17) and Yoon Ha Lee
Best Series: Seanan McGuire
Best Related Work: FIYAHCON with Iori Kusano (CW ’17) and Vida Cruz listed
Best Graphic Story or Comic: Seanan McGuire
Best Editor, Short Form: Ellen Datlow and Sheila Williams
Best Semiprozine: Escape Pod with Tina Connolly (CW ’06) listed

And to the 2021 Ignite Awards nominees!

Best Novel: N. K. Jemisin and Stephen Graham Jones
Best Novellette: Sheree Renée Thomas (CW ’99) and Justin C. Key (CW ’15)
Best Short Story: Eugenia Triantafyllou (CW ’19)
Best in Speculative Poetry: Millie Ho (CW ’19)
Best Fiction Podcast: Escape Pod with Tina Connolly (CW ’06) listed
Best Comics Team: includes N. K. Jemisin
Best Collected Works: Sheree Renée Thomas (CW ’99)
Best Creative Nonfiction: Nibedita Sen (CW ’15)
Ember Award: Clarion West and K. Tempest Bradford (CW ’03)
Community Award: K. Tempest Bradford (CW ’03) and Nisi Shawl (CW ’92) for Writing the Other and Chinelo Onwualu (CW ’14) and Michael Matheson (CW ’14) for Anathema Magazine

Latest Alumni Publications and Awards


Robert Guffey (CW ’96)

Monte Lin (CW ’19)

Stephanie Malia Morris (CW ’17)

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.

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