Clarion West is seeking an Executive Director to oversee operations and fundraising for the organization. For details, please see Work for Clarion West.
Applications are now open for the Clarion West 2017 Summer Workshop. This intensive six-week course focuses on short speculative fiction, and is taught by six distinguished writers and editors.
To learn about the workshop, the application process, and deadlines, please visit the Summer Workshop page.
Clarion West is pleased to announce six new One-Day Workshops this winter and spring:
January 22, 2017 with instructor Curtis C. Chen
Synopses and Queries: How Do They Work?
February 19, 2017 with instructors Ted Kosmatka and Jack Skillingstead
Scene One: The Rocketry of Fiction
March 5 with instructor Kat Richardson
A Matter of Character: Writing Beyond the Character Sheet
April 2, 2017 with instructor Hannu Rajaniemi
Technology and Magic as Characters
May 21, 2017 with instructor Randy Henderson
Level Up as a Writer
June 4, 2017 with instructor Helen Marshall
Landing the Gut Punch: Finding Emotional Resonance in Fantastic Fiction
Visit the One-Day Workshops page to learn more.
Clarion West is pleased to announce the instructors for the 2017 Summer Workshop, June 18 through July 28, 2017.
Week 1: Daryl Gregory
Week 2: Kij Johnson
Week 3: John Chu
Week 4: Connie Willis
Week 5: Daniel José Older
Week 6: Pat Cadigan
For more information on these instructors, please see the workshop instructors page. Applications for the 2017 workshop will open in December 2016.
Telling Tales, edited by Ellen Datlow, is a new anthology of stories by award-winning and acclaimed Clarion West graduates. Read stories by Rachel Swirsky, Ben Rosenbaum, Kij Johnson, David Levine, and many more of your favorite authors, plus essays by Ursula K. Le Guin, Gardner Dozois, Nancy Kress, Greg Bear, and other great Clarion West instructors.
When you buy a copy, all proceeds benefit the organization. Clarion West launched this book/fundraiser at the Locus Awards, and copies are available now at Seattle’s University Book Store, and online via Amazon.com and publisher Hydra House (whose generosity makes this fundraiser possible).
See the full Table of Contents and cover art here.