Clarion West occasionally has part-time staff and volunteer opportunities open. If you’re in the greater Seattle area and you might be a match for an open position, we’d love to hear from you!

About Clarion West

Clarion West’s mission is to provide a high-quality educational opportunity for writers of speculative fiction at the start of their careers. Our flagship program is the summer six-week residential workshop in which eighteen writers come together to learn from established writers and editors who offer critical feedback on writing, insight into publishing, and career advice. In conjunction with the annual workshop, we hold a reading series showcasing the work of our instructors, along with other events bringing together writers and readers of speculative fiction. During the fall and spring, CW holds one-day workshops in Seattle that are open to the community.

Our intensive workshop experience has been held in Seattle, Washington for over thirty years, and has produced some of science fiction and fantasy’s renowned writers and editors. Our graduates have received every major form of recognition in the field, including the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards.

Clarion West is governed by a board of directors that includes alumni and community members, and has eight part-time staff members and two contractors. Our annual budget is roughly $180,000.

Open Positions

There are no open positions at this time.