December 2nd, 2010

TUH writing

Clarion 2011!!!

The Clarion application period is here!  It's time to dig out those promising first drafts and start rewriting them.   Because, if you get in, you get to work with some of the most inspiring teachers and best mentors in the business.  If you don't, well, then you've finished a story and put yourself out there, and there are many people out there who've gotten into Clarion the second (or third) time they've tried.  There's no downside.

Here's the description Clarion sent to post.  I suspect some of you know some of this information already, but for those of you who you don't, I'll quote the whole thing:

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.