Kate Schaefer (kate_schaefer) wrote in octaviabutler,
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NEW APPLICATION DEADLINES FOR CLARION AND CLARION WEST

Both the Clarion and Clarion West Writing Workshops have changed their application deadlines to March 1 for their 2008 sessions. The joint decision to move the deadlines forward by one full month will ensure that successful applicants have more time to prepare for six weeks of writing, critiquing, and studying with some of fantasy and science fiction’s top authors and editors. It also allows more time for organizations sponsoring workshop scholarships to select recipients.

“It’s never easy to carve such a large chunk of time out of your life,” Clarion West Executive Director Leslie Howle said. “The earlier students receive notice that they’ve been accepted into the workshop, the better prepared they’ll be when they arrive in Seattle.”

“This will give our student writers extra time to plan for their Clarion experience,” said James Patrick Kelly, Vice Chair of the Clarion Foundation. “We want to get the word out well ahead of time, since it’s a change from our longstanding policy.”

Clarion, founded in 1968, and now in its second year on the campus of the University of California, San Diego, is run by the non-profit Clarion Foundation. Their website is at clarion.ucsd.edu/.

Clarion West, a non-profit organization, has presented the Clarion West Writers Workshop annually in Seattle, Washington since 1984. Their website is at www.clarionwest.org.
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