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…

Week 2 Write-a-thon Partner: Seattle Urban Book Expo!

[Edit 6/30/22: Check out our Q&A video to learn more about what S.U.B.E. does!] Write-a-thon is in full swing, but there’s still plenty of time to join the fun as we head into our second week of six – register here to access our free Discord community, classes, sprints, and more: https://secure.qgiv.com/event/clarionwestwriteathon/. Clarion West is…

Week 1 Write-a-thon Partner: Sistah Scifi!

[Edit 6/30/22: See our Q&A video to learn more about Sistah Scifi’s inspiring work!] Clarion West is honored to introduce our Week 1 Write-a-thon partner, Sistah Scifi! Write-a-thon officially starts today, June 19, and it’s still a great time to join us by registering here: https://secure.qgiv.com/event/clarionwestwriteathon/. Sistah Scifi is a platform and online boutique bookseller…

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Tor.com Sponsors the Flash Fiction Workshop for 2022 Clarion West Write-a-thon

Clarion West is pleased to announce Tor.com as presenting sponsor of the Flash Fiction Workshop, returning this summer as part of our 2022 Write-a-thon!  Tor.com is an online magazine and community site that covers science fiction, fantasy, and all the many related subjects that interest us as readers. Their aim is to explore, encourage, and…

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…

The Seventh Week: Spring 2022

In this issue: Alumni Highlight: Sheree Renée Thomas (CW ’99) by Stefani Cox, Communications Specialist Summer Workshop Instructor: P. Djèlí Clark by Stefani Cox, Communications Specialist Introducing the Clarion West Class of 2022! by Jae Steinbacher (CW ’14), Workshop Coordinator Write-a-thon 2022 by Evan J. Peterson (CW ’15), Development and Outreach Coordinator