Thursday, December 02, 2010

Clarion Application Period Open!

You may recall that I mentioned I'll be teaching at next year's Clarion Writers' Workshops in San Diego. Thrilled about it. It will be awesome. I've no doubt about that. On several occasions I've been waylaid but groups of former Clarion students running wild at some con or another. They're always enthusiastic, and always serious about their work, and seem to be having a scarily good time with each other. I'm in.

Oh, and if you look at their list of "Distinguished Alumni"... It's mind blowing.

Go take a LOOK if you don't believe me.

Want to join us? Well, things are just getting underway now. The application period has opened, and I want to make sure you know about it! Here's the info:

Clarion is widely recognized as a premier training ground for aspiring writers of fantasy and science fiction short stories. The 2011 writers in residence are Nina Kiriki Hoffman, John Scalzi, Elizabeth Bear, David Anthony Durham, John Kessel and Kij Johnson. Each year 18 students, ranging in age from late teens to those in mid-career, are selected from applicants who have the potential for highly successful writing careers. Students are expected to write several new short stories during the six-week workshop, and to give and receive constructive criticism. Instructors and students reside together in UCSD campus apartments throughout the intensive six-week program.

Application period: December 1 – March 1. Applicants must submit two short stories with their application.

Workshop: June 26 – August 6, 2011.

http://clarion.ucsd.edu

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