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7 Days Left to Apply to Clarion West Writer’s Workshop [Sponsored Post]

Dream of writing your own sci-fi, fantasy, or horror stories? Have a drawer full of half-finished novels, or a LiveJournal account with enough material for three Tolkein length works? Our original sponsor, Clarion West, is still accepting applications for their six week long writers workshop.

Short fiction is the workshop’s focus, with emphasis on science fiction, fantasy, and horror. You should come prepared to write several new stories during the course of the workshop, to experiment and take artistic risks, and to give and receive constructive criticism.

Each week the workshop is taught by a different instructor, each a highly regarded author or editor offering their unique perspective on the field. Class size is limited to 18 students. Instructors work closely with students, critiquing stories, leading class discussions on technique and other professional concerns, and holding individual or small group conferences. Drawing on Seattle’s vibrant SF community, the workshop also presents informal sessions with acclaimed area authors.

You will come away from the workshop with essential tools for improving your writing: good writing habits, the ability to analyze and critique others’ stories and to evaluate critiques of your own work, and a set of friendships and professional contacts that can last a lifetime.

Where else are you going to learn from Mary Rosenblum, Hiromi Goto, George R.R. Martin, Connie Willis, Kelly Link and Gavin Grant, and Chuck Palahniuk?

Total cost to attend the workshop is $3600. This includes tuition, room, and partial board: all students stay in the workshop residence, and breakfast and most weekday meals are included. Wireless internet access is free.

All students are eligible for scholarships.

And please note, this is one of the scholarships:

The Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship, which covers tuition and housing, is awarded by the Carl Brandon Society to a single student of color.

I know someone from Racialicious deserves to be there. So apply! Get your stories together today – all entries must be received by March 1, 2012.