The 5th Annual Clarion Write-a-thon

Writers, it’s time to sharpen your pencils, refill your fountain pens, or warm up those keyboards. Join with fellow writers around the world for our fifth annual write-a-thon, now open for registration. What is a write-a-thon? It’s like a walk-a-thon, except for writing! Participants can be pledged by the word, chapter, or story. Finish that…… Continue reading The 5th Annual Clarion Write-a-thon

The Best Broken Heart You’ll Ever Have

Sam J. Miller is a writer and a community organizer. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, Electric Velocipede, Shimmer, Daily Science Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Nightmare, The Minnesota Review, The Rumpus, and many more. He is a graduate of the Clarion UCSD class of 2012, and the co-editor of Horror After 9/11, a…… Continue reading The Best Broken Heart You’ll Ever Have

Announcing the 2014 Calendar Celebrating Clarion Workshop’s Founders and Alumni

PRESS RELEASE Dateline: October 29, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jim Shea, Chief of Development, calendar@theclarionfoundation.org The Clarion Foundation Announces 2014 Calendar Celebrating Clarion Workshop’s Founders and Alumni The Clarion Foundation announced today the launch of its 2014 calendar, a first for the organization, highlighting some of the ways in which depictions of gender, and…… Continue reading Announcing the 2014 Calendar Celebrating Clarion Workshop’s Founders and Alumni

Instructors for the 2014 Clarion Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers’ Workshop at UCSD

We are happy to announce the instructor lineup for the 2014 Clarion Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers’ Workshop. Gregory Frost Geoff Ryman Catherynne M. Valente Nora Jemisin Ann VanderMeer Jeff VanderMeer Applications will open in December. For more information, please visit http://literature.ucsd.edu/affiliated-programs/clarion/index.html

Clarion Write-a-thon Team Report: Week 1

This week’s slightly belated compilation of reports from five of the write-a-thon teams: Jim Shea, reporting in from The League of Argyle Socks: We’ve finished Week 1, and those reporting in from the League of Argyle Socks are moving along. Greg Frost (Clarion alum, teacher and all-round swell guy) reports that he’s “revising a novel…… Continue reading Clarion Write-a-thon Team Report: Week 1

FAQ: Why do donors need to register for the write-a-thon?

There have been some recent comments made in regard to registration being required to donate to specific writers. We ask sponsors to establish an account so we can run the Write-a-Thon with fewer volunteers.  When sponsors fill out the registration form, it allows us to properly credit their donation to the individual writer and to…… Continue reading FAQ: Why do donors need to register for the write-a-thon?