We Need Diverse Books has launched a new program, the Black Creatives Fund, starting in Spring 2021. The program, sponsored by Penguin Random House, is devoted to “supporting emerging and established Black writers and illustrators,” with plans including a workshop on revision, mentorships, and marketing education in association with The Brown Bookshelf, a group devoted to promoting children’s literature by Black creators. The revision workshop will include stipends for a ...Read MoreRead more
The 2021 Odyssey writing workshop is accepting applications until April 1, 2021. The six-week workshop will be held June 1 – July 7, 2021, though exactly where and how is yet to be determined:
If the world has returned to a post-COVID state of near normality, it will be held as usual on the campus of Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. If social distancing is still necessary but ...Read MoreRead more
The Odyssey Writing Workshop has announced that its summer 2021 classes will be held online. The six-week course is normally held at Saint Anselm College in Manchester NH, though the 2020 session was also held online due to COVID concerns. Odyssey director Jeanne Cavelos said,
Odyssey brings together adult students of all ages from across the globe. Many may not have the opportunity to be vaccinated by summer. If one ...Read MoreRead more
Hachette UK has established a free fiction development program for “new, unagented and unpublished [writers] from a B.A.M.E (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) background with a novel that you hope to submit within 3-6 months of completing the workshops.” Authors in the UK and Ireland are eligible to apply. The program includes mentoring packages and online workshops with established editors, authors, and agents.
The application window closes September 14, 2020 at ...Read MoreRead more
The Odyssey Writing Workshop has announced recipients of several of its scholarships available for students attending in 2020.
Scott Gray won the Miskatonic Scholarship, funded by George R.R. Martin and covering full tuition and housing for a promising new writer of Lovecraftian cosmic horror.
Vikram Ramakrishnan won the Walter & Kattie Metcalf Singing Spider Scholarship, funded by Pam Metcalf Harrington, covering full tuition for “a fantasy writer whose novel excerpt ...Read MoreRead more
Applications are now being accepted for the Writers Bootcamp, organized by Borderlands Press, to be held January 29-31, 2021 in Baltimore MD. Robert McCammon is special guest instructor. Other instructors include Ginjer Buchanan, Thomas F. Monteleone, F. Paul Wilson, and Douglas E. Winter. The Tracie Orsi Memorial Scholarship grants free tuition to “the applicant who best exemplifies Tracie’s talent and energy and determination to improve.” For more, or to apply: ...Read MoreRead more
Clarion West is offering free writing workshops for teens and adults on a first come, first served basis. The classes and writing sprints will run from March 30 – April 24, 2020. Instructors include K. Tempest Bradford, Marie Brennan, Tobias Buckell, Curtis Chen, Andy Duncan, Eileen Gunn, Elizabeth Hand, James Patrick Kelly, Fonda Lee, Henry Lien, Seanan McGuire, Ian Muneshwar, Brooks Peck, Laurie Penny, Erin Roberts, Nisi Shawl, James Sutter, ...Read MoreRead more
The Odyssey Writing Workshop has announced several scholarships available for students attending in 2020, ranging in size from several hundred dollars to over $4,000. Scholarship applications and information queries should be made by contacting director Jeanne Cavelos. Scholarships include the Miskatonic Scholarship funded by George R.R. Martin for writers of Lovecraftian cosmic horror; the Walter & Kattie Metcalf Singing Spider Scholarship for novelists (applicants must submit a novel excerpt as ...Read MoreRead more
Applications for the 2020 Taos Toolbox writing workshop are open now through April 1, 2020. The two-week workshop will be held June 7-20, 2020 in Angel Fire NM and will feature Walter Jon Williams and Nancy Kress as instructors, with George R.R. Martin and E.M. Tippetts as special guest lecturers. Martin is sponsoring the Terran Award, “providing full tuition for an applicant from a non-English-speaking country.” Other scholarships are also ...Read MoreRead more
Publishing firm Blue Corn Creations has gifted $1,000 to create a scholarship for writers of Native American descent who wish to attend the Clarion West Writers Workshop. Blue Corn Creations owner Rob Schmidt said,
We’re excited about developing the next generation of Native superhero, science fiction, and action/adventure stories. To do that, we also need to develop the next generation of Native writers. This scholarship will help accomplish that.
The ...Read MoreRead more
Vonda N. McIntyre (1948-2019) has left her literary assets to Clarion West, expressing her wish that “the organization manage her literary copyrights in perpetuity.” She also left a bequest of $387,129 to the program, the largest single financial gift in the organization’s history: “The bequest will bolster the Clarion West endowment, strengthening our mission and ensuring our financial stability for years. Vonda’s extraordinary generosity will allow Clarion West to continue ...Read MoreRead more
Administrators Nisi Shawl and K. Tempest Bradford announced that Writing the Other‘s financial aid program has been renamed the “Vonda N. McIntyre Sentient Squid Scholarship.” The scholarship began in 2016 when McIntyre donated anonymously to the Writing the Other online classes, and was originally named the Sentient Squid Scholarship in honor of a character from her Starfarer series of books.
“To date, the Sentient Squid Scholarship has provided over $15,000 ...Read MoreRead more
Applications for Clarion West’s six-week summer workshop are open now through March 1, 2020. The workshop will be held June 21 – July 31, 2020 in Seattle WA, and will feature Ted Chiang, Neil Clarke, Tina Connolly, Andy Duncan, Eileen Gunn, Nalo Hopkinson, and Caroline M. Yoachim as instructors. For more information, see the Clarion West website.
A.T. Greenblatt has announced that she will cover the application fees for two ...Read MoreRead more
The Clarion West Summer Workshop has announced its 2020 instructors: Ted Chiang, Neil Clarke, Tina Connolly, Andy Duncan, Eileen Gunn, Nalo Hopkinson, and Caroline M. Yoachim. The six-week summer workshop will be held June 21 – July 31, 2020 in Seattle WA, with applications opening December 1, 2019. For more information, see the Clarion West website.
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Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) has announced a new retreat, Camp Writerhaven, for writers of all genres. Two sessions are offered from June 20-23 and July 14-20, 2019 to be held at the Rockvale Writers Colony in College Grove TN. Craft classes taught by award-winning writers are available during both sessions.
For more information, or to apply, see the MTSU website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Odyssey Writing Workshop has announced recipients of several of its scholarships available for students attending in 2019.
Kyle de Waal won The Miskatonic Scholarship, funded by George R.R. Martin, which covers full tuition, textbook, and housing, and is awarded to a promising new writer of Lovecraftian cosmic horror. De Waal was chosen by a panel of judges which includes Ti Mikkel and Carrie Vaughn.
A. Humphrey Lanham was awarded ...Read MoreRead more
The Horror Writers Association (HWA) announced Thomas Mavroudis as the recipient of its 2019 Scholarship From Hell. The scholarship places writers in the intensive Horror University workshop, which will take place during StokerCon 2019.
Mavroudis will receive airfare to and from the StokerCon venue, a four-night stay at the convention, membership for StokerCon 2019, and his choice of the Horror University workshop classes.
StokerCon 2019 will be held May 9-12, ...Read MoreRead more
The Odyssey Writing Workshop has announced several scholarships available for students attending in 2019. Scholarship applications and information queries should be made by contacting director Jeanne Cavelos.
The Miskatonic Scholarship, funded by George R.R. Martin, covers full tuition, textbook, and housing. It will be awarded to a promising new writer of Lovecraftian cosmic horror. Martin said, “What we want are nightmares new and resonant and profound, cosmic terrors that will ...Read MoreRead more
The Odyssey Writing Workshop has announced instructors and dates for its 2019 summer session. Guest lecturers are Scott H. Andrews, Joshua Bilmes, Holly Black, Neil Clarke, Sara King, Nisi Shawl, Fran Wilde, and Paul Witcover. The workshop will be held June 3 – July 12, 2019 at Saint Anselm College in Manchester NH.
Early action application deadline for “those who, if admitted, need several months to arrange their affairs” is ...Read MoreRead more
The Odyssey Writing Workshop has announced the instructors for its online Winter 2019 classes: Barbara Ashford will teach “Getting the Big Picture: The Key to Revising Your Novel” from January 2 – February 13, 2019; Lucy A. Snyder will teach “Riveting Descriptions: Bringing Your Story to Life in the Reader’s Mind” from January 3-31, 2019; and Scott H. Andrews will teach “Emotional Truth: Making Character Emotions Real, Powerful, and Immediate ...Read MoreRead more
The Clarion Workshop has announced the instructors for its 2019 session: Maurice Broaddus, Andy Duncan, Karen Lord, Carmen Maria Machado, Shelley Streeby (faculty director), Ann VanderMeer, and Jeff VanderMeer. The 2019 classes will be held June 23 – August 3, 2019 on the UC San Diego campus in San Diego CA. For more information, see the Clarion website.
The Clarion West Summer Workshop also announced its 2019 instructors: Jack Dann, ...Read MoreRead more
Astrid & Greg Bear have founded the Poul and Karen Anderson Memorial International Travel Fund, covering travel costs for one international student from outside North America to attend the Clarion West Six Week Summer Workshop. The recipient of the 2018 fund is Ted Mahsun from Ipoh, Malaysia. The travel fund will provide $1,000 annually for ten years and was established in honor of Astrid Bear’s parents.
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Ellen Klages is sponsoring the 2018 Sally Klages Memorial Instructorship for Clarion West’s six-week summer workshop. The instructorship is named for Klages’s sister, Sally. Karen Lord is the 2018 recipient.
For more information, see the official Clarion West website.
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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 MoreRead more
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 MoreRead more
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 MoreRead more
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 MoreRead more
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 MoreRead more
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 MoreRead more
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 MoreRead more
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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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 MoreRead more