Clarion West Write-a-thon

Our 2018 Write-a-thon will be held June 17 – July 28, 2018

While the writing portion of the 2017 Write-a-thon is over, you can still sponsor a writer of your choice — or check back in May for our 2018 Write-a-thon sign-up information.

Sponsor a writer here

We have special sponsorship incentives for 2017! Find out more. 

Together, we can help Clarion West bring new and diverse voices to the world of speculative fiction

Every year, people in our community commit to a summer tradition: to spend six weeks writing, editing, and submitting during the Clarion West Write-a-thon, our annual fundraiser. Your sponsorship means so much to our writers. Your donations help support them in their writing goals while helping the Clarion West Writers Workshop in its mission of serving emerging writers.

Sponsoring your writer is easy. Just pick one (or more!) writers from the list and go to their page to read all about their goals. Donate whatever amount suits your budget — $5/week, $20/week — or just a flat amount for the six weeks. You can easily set up a recurring donation, if that works better for your budget. Any amount shows your writer or writers that you support their goals.

You can also send checks to our office:

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

You can even make a single donation that sponsors several writers. Just donate to Clarion West using this PayPal link:

Then send an email to let us know how we should divide the sponsorship among participating writers.

Even if you can’t be part of the Write-a-thon, you can help spread the word—post on Twitter or Facebook, or just email anyone you know who would be interested in helping support this amazing workshop.

If you’re looking for our sister workshop’s Write-a-thon, head over to the Clarion San Diego Write-a-thon site.

Donations to Clarion West are tax deductible in the US. Clarion West is a nonprofit educational organization under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code; our Federal EIN is 91-1352168. Check with your tax advisor for other tax jurisdictions. After you send us your donation you will receive a thank-you letter acknowledging your gift. You can use this letter as a receipt for tax purposes.