Week 5 Write-a-thon Partner: Take This!

We’re already down to our second-to-last week of Write-a-thon, but we’re still going strong! Even if you haven’t joined in yet, you can always sign up for the fun here. This week we’re partnering with Take This, an innovative nonprofit organization supporting mental health within gaming communities. Here’s an interview with Executive Director Eve Crevoshay…

Week 4 Write-a-thon Partner: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association!

We’re halfway through the summer’s Write-a-thon activities, and we are thrilled and grateful to hear from participants who have been inspired and motivated by our classes, sprints, and Discord community. It’s never too late to join — sign up here. This week, we’ve got an excellent new line-up of activities put together by our Week…

Week 3 Write-a-thon Partner: Horror Writers Association!

[Edit 7/7/22: Check out this great panel – Horror & Hope: Mental Health & Writing, with Angela Yuriko Smith, Lee Murray, and Dave Jeffery for HWA’s Mental Health Initiative!] It’s already Week 3 of Write-a-thon 2022 – we can’t believe how fast it’s flying by! We hope the words have been flowing, and that the…

Recognizing and Supporting Our LGBTQIA+ Speculative Fiction Community

At the close of Pride Month, we want to take a moment to call forth just a few names from our community of openly LGBTQIA+ science fiction, fantasy, and horror authors, as a way of recognizing their contributions and encouraging readers to seek out their work. There’s a strong lineage of LGBTQIA+ authors within speculative…

Write-a-thon Registration Opens June 6 with Q&A Livestream

Clarion West Write-a-thon 2022June 19-July 30Six Weeks. Infinite possibilities.~ Registration begins June 6!Q&A livestream at 12pm PT The Write-a-thon is a time of year we set aside to focus on our wider writing community: participants set writing goals for themselves, create personal Write-a-thon pages, and write! Achieve your writing goals Meet other writers in our online…

Celebrating Speculative Authors of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage

With the close of May, we find ourselves rounding out the end of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and we’d like to take a moment to recognize speculative authors of Asian and/or Pacific Islander heritage, across nationality. There are, of course, far more authors to celebrate than we could ever hope to highlight…

Janelle Monáe’s The Memory Librarian brings Sheree Renée Thomas and Alaya Dawn Johnson together with other writers

Groundbreaking music artist, actor, and overall phenomenon Janelle Monáe released the story collection The Memory Librarian this past Tuesday, which expands the Afrofuturistic universe of her much-celebrated Dirty Computer album. Monáe has been on tour with the book and its writers. Town Hall Seattle will feature a conversation between Janelle Monáe and Yohanca Delgado this…