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Last Call for Clarion

February 17, 2010

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Applications for the 2010 Clarion Writer’s Workshop in San Diego close on March 1… so if you’ve been thinking of applying, now’s the time to get your act together.

I will be one of the instructors at this year’s Clarion.

The good folks at the workshop sayeth:

“Clarion is widely recognized as a 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. The 2010 writers in residence are Delia Sherman, George R.R. Martin, Dale Bailey, Samuel R. Delany, Jeff VanderMeer and Ann VanderMeer.

“The six-week workshop is held on the beautiful beachside campus of the University of California, San Diego. Since its inception in 1968, Clarion has been known as the !œboot camp! for writers of speculative fiction. 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 campus apartments throughout the intensive six-week program.

The application period for the 2010 workshop ends on March 1. Applicants must submit two short stories with their application. Scholarships are available. Additional information can be found at”

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