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…

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation Honors Clarion West

Seattle, WA – The winners for the 2018 Locus Awards were announced on Saturday, June 23. We are delighted to announce that Clarion West is the recipient of the inaugural Special Award for Community Building and Inclusivity. Accepting the award on Saturday were James Tiptree Jr. Award winner and Clarion West board member Nisi Shawl…

Gardner Dozois, 1947–2018

We are grieved to report that writer, editor, and four-time Clarion West instructor Gardner Dozois has passed away due to complications from a systemic infection. The loss to our community is immeasurable, and we mourn his passing. Gardner served as the editor of Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine from 1984–2004, winning 15 Hugos and 35 Locus Awards for…

“There for Each Other”: An Interview with Indrapramit Das

A graduate of the 2012 Clarion West Six-Week Summer Workshop, Indrapramit Das has made waves in the literary ocean with his rigorous yet humanist short fiction appearing in Clarkesworld, Asimov’s, Strange Horizons, and Tor.com, and his Lambda Award-winning debut novel The Devourers. In the interview below he answers questions from Nisi Shawl (CW ’92). 7W:…

The Poul and Karen Anderson Memorial International Travel Fund

  Astrid and Greg Bear have just announced the Poul and Karen Anderson Memorial International Travel Fund, a ten-year commitment to provide an annual $1,000 for one international student traveling from outside of North America to attend the Clarion West Six Week Summer Workshop. The 2018 fund has been awarded to Ted Mahsun from Ipoh, Malaysia. The…

Introducing the Clarion West Class of 2018

We are honored and excited to present the Clarion West Six-Week Summer Workshop Class of 2018. Hailing from nine countries across five continents, these 18 writers will study with Daniel Abraham, Ken MacLeod, Yoon Ha Lee, Karen Lord, Karen Joy Fowler, and Ellen Datlow this summer. Congratulations, class! EDIT: Class list updated 5/22/18. Rafeeat Aliyu…