The 2019 Poul and Karen Anderson Memorial International Travel Fund

The 2019 Poul and Karen Anderson Memorial International Travel Fund has been awarded to Eugenia Triantafyllou from Greece. The travel fund, supported by Astrid and Greg Bear, honors Poul and Karen Anderson, the parents of Astrid Bear, and their love of travel and meeting people in the worldwide science fiction and fantasy community. Science fiction and fantasy…

Announcing the Clarion West Summer Workshop Instructors for 2020

Clarion West is excited to announce the instructors for our 2020 Six-Week Summer Workshop: Week 1 – Andy DuncanWeek 2 – Eileen GunnWeek 3 – Tina Connolly & Caroline M. YoachimWeek 4 – Nalo HopkinsonWeek 5 – Neil ClarkeWeek 6 – Ted Chiang The Clarion West 2020 Six-Week Summer Workshop will take place from June 21 – July 31, 2020 in…

Introducing the Clarion West Class of 2019

Allow us to introduce the Clarion West Class of 2019. Hailing from Canada, Mexico, Slovenia, the UK, India, Greece, Sweden, and the USA, these 18 writers will study with Elizabeth Hand, Stephen Graham Jones, Amal El-Mohtar, Ibi Zoboi, Jack Dann, Jonathan Strahan, and Ann Leckie this summer. Congratulations, class! EDIT: Class list updated 5/22/19 Celeste…

The 2019 Sally Klages Memorial Fellowship

We are delighted to announce that the Sally Klages Memorial Fellowship, inaugurated last year, will be awarded once more to an instructor at this year’s Summer Workshop. The Sally Klages Memorial Fellowship, presented by science fiction luminary Ellen Klages in honor of her sister Sally, will cover travel, living arrangements, and remuneration for the resident…

Free One-Day Workshop Passes for Federal Employees

Free writing classes in January and February for federal employees Clarion West is offering up to three One-Day Workshop passes in January and February 2019 to federal employees affected by the current government shutdown. The workshops will take place on January 27 and February 10, 2019. Descriptions of the workshops can be found below. If…

Applications now open for the 2019 Summer Workshop

We are now accepting applications to attend Clarion West’s intensive Six-Week Summer Workshop for writers preparing for professional careers in speculative fiction. Held annually in Seattle since 1984, the Clarion West Summer Workshop has produced some of the most exciting and influential writers and editors in the field, including Gordon Van Gelder, Vina Jie-Min Prasad,…

Announcing the Clarion West Summer Workshop instructors for 2019

Clarion West is excited to announce the instructors for our 2019 Six-Week Summer Workshop: Week 1 – Elizabeth Hand Week 2 – Stephen Graham Jones Week 3 – Amal El-Mohtar Week 4 – Ibi Zoboi Week 5 – Jack Dann and Jonathan Strahan Week 6 – Ann Leckie The Clarion West 2019 Six-Week Summer Workshop…

Alumni Call for Submissions 2018: Flash Fiction

We’d like to announce a special, never-before-seen Clarion West call for submissions. We’re looking for speculative fiction flash fiction written by alumni for use in our publicity efforts, and we’re paying pro rates. What we’re looking for: We are open to speculative fiction (SF/F, horror, slipstream, etc) of no more than 500 words written by…