Women in Speculative Fiction Giving Circle

pictures of Clarion West instructors

Top to bottom: Octavia Butler, Hiromi Goto, Connie Willis, N.K. Jemisin, Ursula K. Le Guin, Charlie Jane Anders (photo of Ursula K. Le Guin by Eileen Gunn)

To ensure that women’s voices continue to inspire and change the world, Clarion West has established a giving circle dedicated to women in science fiction and fantasy.

The Women in Speculative Fiction Giving Circle helps pay for women to teach and to attend the Six-Week and One-Day Workshops. Clarion West was founded by three women: Vonda McIntyre, Marilyn Holt, and JT Stewart. Their vision inspires the organization each year, with each new workshop. If there’s a woman who’s inspired you to support and participate in speculative fiction, you can help bring her legacy forward!

A contribution of $100 or more will help Clarion West honor her, and will allow you to include her name on this web page.  You can also make a general gift to this fund in recognition of all of the women who contribute to speculative fiction. Making your contribution an annual pledge assures that these women—the women who have made our field as important and successful as it is—will be remembered not only this year, but in years to come.

Clarion West’s founding mothers have helped make this field great. You can help keep it great. Please join our giving circle today and honor the important contributions of women in speculative fiction.


Giving Circle member In Celebration of
Karen G. Anderson Peggy Rae Sapienza (in memoriam)
Caroline Bobanick Nisi Shawl and her novel Everfair
Tom Whitmore Chelsea Quinn Yarbro—fan, writer, mentor and friend
John and Marilyn Hedtke Vonda McIntyre
Anonymous Eileen Gunn: storymaker, wisdom-sharer, creation catalyst
Kathy Gill For all the women writing in this field but especially Octavia E. Butler and Margaret Atwood, who forever changed how I see today’s world
Diane Johnson Ursula Le Guin – her imagination and style inspire!
Anonymous Ellen Datlow and Pat Cadigan- Speculative fiction pioneers, catalysts, and brilliant instructors.


Comments are closed.