VanderMeer Creative Funds Octavia Project

VanderMeer Creative announced on December 6, 2016 that they will be funding The Octavia Project for 2016-2017

The Octavia Project is a free program for Brooklyn girls ages 12-17, that “uses girls’ passion in science fiction, fantasy, fan-fiction, and gaming to teach them skills in science, technology, art, and writing, equipping them with skills to dream and build new futures for themselves and their communities.” The Project also offers one-day ...Read More

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Elliott Awarded Shared Worlds Residency

Writer Julia Elliott has been named the Shared Worlds 2016 Amazon Writer-in-Residence. Elliott will teach at the Shared Worlds Writers Workshop, a SF and fantasy writing camp for teens to be held July 17-30, 2016 at Wofford College in Spartanburg SC.

This is the ninth year of Shared Worlds. Sixty teenagers are chosen each year to participate and receive mentoring from established SF/F writers. Amazon Grant funds awarded Shared Worlds ...Read More

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Clarion Foundation Endowment

The Clarion Foundation has received a $100,000 donation from “a benefactor who wishes to remain anonymous.” The donation will launch an endowment fund to support the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop, held annually at the University of California, San Diego.

The donor, who gave on the condition that the money would be used to fund an endowment, said the workshop “has been one of the best incubators of ...Read More

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Clarion and Clarion West 2014 Instructors Announced

Clarion announced the workshop instructors for 2014 in their recent bulletin. They are: Gregory Frost, Geoff Ryman, Catherynne M. Valente, N.K. Jemisin, and Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer.

Clarion West has also announced workshop instructors for 2014. They are: Paul Park, Kij Johnson, Ian McDonald, Andrea Hairston, Charlie Jane Anders, and John Crowley (the 2014 Susan C. Petrey Fellow). ...Read More

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Clarion 2013 Applications

Applications are now being accepted for Clarion, an intensive summer program for writers interested in pursuing professional careers. The six-week workshop, which focuses on science fiction, fantasy, and horror, will take place June 23 – August 3, 2013 in San Diego CA. Instructors include Andy Duncan, Nalo Hopkinson, Cory Doctorow, Robert Crais, Karen Joy Fowler, and Kelly Link.

For more information, see the Clarion website. ...Read More

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Clarion West 2013 Applications

Applications are now being accepted for Clarion West, an intensive summer program for writers interested in pursuing professional careers. The six-week workshop, which focuses on science fiction, fantasy, and horror, will take place June 23 – August 2, 2013 in Seattle WA. Instructors include Elizabeth Hand, Neil Gaiman, Joe Hill, Justina Robson, Ellen Datlow, and Samuel R. Delany.

For more information, see the Clarion West website. ...Read More

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Taos Toolbox 2013 Applications

Applications are now being accepted for Taos Toolbox, a master class for science fiction and fantasy writers. The two-week workshop, which will deal with both short fiction and novels, will take place July 28 – August 12, 2013 in Taos Ski Valley NM. Instructors include Walter Jon Williams, Nancy Kress, and special guest lecturer Melinda M. Snodgrass.

For more information, see the Taos Toolbox website. ...Read More

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Geoffrey Landis to Be Guest Instructor at 2012 Launchpad

Geoffrey Landis, award winning author and NASA scientist, will be teaching at the Launchpad astronomy workshop in July 2012. Landis’s novel Mars Crossing won the 2001 Locus Award for Best First Novel, and his short fiction has received Nebula and Hugo awards.

Applications for Launchpad will open on March 1, 2012. The workshop will last one week, and take place in Laramie, Wyoming.

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Clarion West 2012 Instructors

Charion West has announced workshop instructors for 2012. They are: Mary Rosenblum, Hiromi Goto, George R.R. Martin, Connie Willis, Kelly Link & Gavin Grant, and Chuck Palahniuk (2012 Susan C. Petrey Fellow). The 2012 workshop will take place June 17 through July 27. Applications will open in December 2011 and are due March 1, 2012.

Clarion West is also offering new one-day workshops with instructors including Molly Gloss, Mark Teppo, ...Read More

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Writing Workshop Applications Open

The application period for the six-week Clarion writing workshop is open from December 1, 2010 through March 1, 2011. The six-week workshop will be held June 26 through August 6, 2011, at the University of California, San Diego. Scheduled instructors include Nina Kiriki Hoffman, John Scalzi, Elizabeth Bear, David Anthony Durham, John Kessel, and Kij Johnson. For more information, visit the Clarion application information page.

Clarion West‘s application period is ...Read More

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