Apply by mail

Applications must be mailed so we receive them by March 1, 2018.

To apply by postal mail, please send us the following items:

  • Four copies of your sample of work, consisting of a total of 20 to 30 pages of manuscript (one or two short stories, or a novel excerpt with a synopsis of up to three pages). Your manuscript should be printed in 12-point Courier (typewriter) font and double-spaced. It should not exceed the page limit, even if it includes a synopsis. Set your margins flush left and do not justify the text. Please do not staple.
  • Four copies of a 700- to 800-word description of your background and your reasons for attending the workshop. This essay will be used to introduce you to the workshop’s instructors if you are accepted. Include your contact information through June: phone number, street address, and an email address if available.
  • US $60 payable to Clarion West, or US $35 if your application is received by February 10, 2018. This application fee is nonrefundable. You may enclose a check or money order, or pay online via our website.
  • Scholarship form (if you’re applying for a scholarship). Download a scholarship form here.

Application materials will be acknowledged, but not returned.

Postal applications should be mailed first class to:

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

Do not use an express service that requires a signature upon receipt.

For additional information, email, call (206) 322-9083, or write us at the address above. We also answer many common questions in the Six-Week Workshop FAQ.