As of 1 December, the Clarion Science Fiction and Writers' Workshop opened to applications for the class of 2013.
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Application period: December 1—March 1. Applicants must submit two short stories with their application.
Workshop: June 23—August 3, 2013.
For more information, please visit http://clarion.ucsd.edu.
Why should you consider applying?
- You'll learn how to critique other people's writing and thus your own.
- Your writing will improve amazingly.
- You'll make several friends for life.
- You get to spend six weeks on a tree-filled campus immersed in writing—no cooking, no chores, no noisy children or demanding pets, nothing at all to prevent you from living and breathing writing.
- You'll have the most fun one can possibly have while being severely sleep deprived.
- You'll find out whether you truly want to be a writer.
- Being a Clarion grad opens doors for you and gives you a professional connection to dozens of professional sf/f writers (and writers in some other genres as well).
- Your life will change forever.
However, if you truly want to be a professional or semiprofessional writer, Clarion is worth the money. In essence, it leapfrogs you and your career several years ahead of where you'd be otherwise. And if you discover that the writing life is not for you, then you can stop wasting time writing and get on with what you should be doing with your life.
If you have any questions about Clarion, feel free to post them in the comments or email me at ShaunaRoberts [at] ShaunaRoberts [dot] com.
I'm glad you had that experience. I can see that it has impacted you positively.
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