Support Clarion West

Your contributions provide a much-needed source of funds for our intensive Six-Week Summer Workshop, our year-round One-Day Workshops, and our Summer Reading Series. By supporting Clarion West, you help support diverse, original voices in speculative fiction at the beginnings of their careers.

Become a Monthly Sustainer

When you become a monthly sustainer, you become a reliable source of monthly funding for our programs and workshops throughout the year. This is a powerful way to support our current and future endeavors, no matter the amount. To make an automatic donation each month to Clarion West, simply check the “Make This Recurring (Monthly)” box on the PayPal donation form.

Matching Donations

If your employer will match your donation, please let us know. Adobe, Bank of America, Boeing, Google, Microsoft, Pfizer, and many other companies will match your donations to Clarion West.

Donate by mail

You can mail your donations (and matching funds forms) to:

Clarion West
P.O. Box 31264
Seattle, WA 98103-1264

Clarion West is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations to Clarion West are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. EIN# 91-1352168.

Other ways to support Clarion West

AmazonSmile: If you shop with Amazon, start at and select Clarion West as your charity. Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchase to Clarion West—at no cost to you.

Wish list: Every summer, you can support the staff and students of the Summer Workshop by purchasing items to help them make it through the intensive six weeks. See our Summer Workshop wish list page for details.

Gifts of Stock: We are fully prepared to handle donations in the form of stocks. See the questions portion below to contact us.

Questions about bequests and donations of stock?

Please contact our executive director, Marnee Chua, at

Become a volunteer:

For over 30 years, Clarion West has operated one of the world’s premier writing workshops in speculative fiction. We do this on a shoestring budget, relying heavily on the efforts of our volunteers. We conscript volunteers regularly for one-day workshops, public readings, events, and database management. If you are interested in volunteering for Clarion West, please read our current volunteer offerings on the Work for Clarion West page.