Clarion Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers’ Workshop - LAST DAY TO APPLY IS SUNDAY, MARCH 1!
By Melinda Rose
Students, faculty, and staff interested in writing science fiction and fantasy short stories are invited to apply for the 2009 Clarion Workshop at UC San Diego.
The workshop dates are June 28 to August 8, 2009. Scholarships are available.
Clarion is widely recognized as the premier training ground for aspiring writers of fantasy and science fiction short stories. Many graduates have become well-known writers, and a large number have won major awards. Instructors are among the most respected writers and editors working in the field today. In 2009 the writers in residence will be Holly Black, Larissa Lai, Robert Crais, Kim Stanley Robinson, Elizabeth Hand, and Paul Park.
Since its inception in 1968 Clarion has been known as the “boot camp” for writers of speculative fiction. Each year 18-20 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 campus apartments throughout the intensive six-week program.
The application period for the 2009 workshop is January 2 – March 1. Applicants must submit two short stories with their application. Additional information can be found at http://clarion.ucsd.edu.
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