Clarion West Alumni News
2020 is off to a great start! We hope you’re staying warm wherever you are, and having a peaceful late winter. We have many announcements, so check ’em out below!
Applications for Clarion West’s Six-Week Summer Workshop are still open, so if you or someone you know are thinking of applying, visit our summer workshop page. Applications will remain open through March 1, 2020.
One-Day, Weekend, and Online Workshops
We’ve got a great lineup of One-Day Workshops this year:
March 28: Worldbuilding Made Easy with James L. Sutter
April 4: Writing For Games with Whitney Beltrán
Online, April 5-May 8: Short Fiction with JY Yang
Registration info coming very soon:
Weekend, May 16 and 17: Plotting: The Dark Art with James Patrick Kelly
And more to come! Thanks to Tegan Moore for steering this program!
Work with Clarion West: We’re hiring! We seek a part-time Development and Outreach Coordinator. Applications are open until the position is filled.
Blue Corn Scholarship: Blue Corn Creations has generously sponsored a new scholarship for applicants of Native/Indigenous American descent! Please help us get the word out; this is a brand new opportunity for a specific underrepresented group in publishing. We want to see some applications!
Honoring Ted Chiang: Brick and Mortar Books will host a celebration for Ted Chiang’s Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association award on February 22nd at 7pm. Come out to Redmond, WA, and enjoy with us!
Emerald City Comic Con: Attendees of this year’s ECCC have the opportunity totake writing workshops with Nancy Kress, Jasmine Silvera, and Curtis Chen! While you’re there, get an autograph from Ted Chiang, Seanan McGuire, Stephen Graham Jones, and many other members of the Clarion West family.
Hugo House Summer Classes: Seattle literary center Hugo House invites proposals for their summer classes.
Alumni Publication and Awards News
First: We apologize sincerely to those who emailed us their recent announcements of publication but were met with an “undeliverable” bounce message. We’re working on it! If your recent publication isn’t included below, please send us a direct message on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and we’ll get it into next month’s newsletter. Now that it’s award season, send us news of your nominated stories, books, and poems!
Rodrigo Assis Mesquita (CW ’18)
“Soul Searching Search Engines” (week 5 story!) in Future Science Fiction Digest (his first pro sale in English!)
Justin C. Key (CW ’15)
“One Hand in the Coffin” (written at CW!) in Strange Horizons
Mitchell Shanklin (CW ’16)
“The Marriage Book” in Strange Horizons
Gordon B. White (CW ’17)
As Summer’s Mask Slips and Other Disruptions (debut collection!) from Trepido Publishing
Jon Lasser (CW ’16)
“Why Humans Can’t Write Fiction” (written during CW!) in Galaxy’s Edge
Robert Minto (CW ’17)
“The Moneylender’s Angel” in Beneath Ceaseless Skies
“The Winds and Persecutions of the Sky” in Interzone
Eugenia Triantafyllou (CW ’19)
“My Country is a Ghost” in Uncanny
Rafeeat Aliyu (CW ’18)
“Where the Rain Mothers Are in Strange Horizons
“The Airwalker Comes to the City in Green” in Asimov’s Science Fiction
“The Air, The Ocean, the Earth, the Deep” in The Saga Book of Ghost Stories
Please send us announcements of publications and nominations! Please include your Clarion West year. For our ease of formatting, please send links as separate text from titles of work and markets.
In SFFH we trust,
Evan J. Peterson (he/him)
Interim Communications Specialist
Looking for news from past months? You can find it at the Alumni News Archive.