Clarion West Official

I’m ecstatic to announce that I’ll be Clarion West’s workshop administrator at the start of 2018! CW was life-changing for me: I learned writing lessons that have stuck with me and continue to shape my work; I made dear friends in near and faraway places; I began to immerse myself in SFF communities, which have opened tons of opportunities for me. I think I’d still be on the path of fiction writing even if I hadn’t attended CW, but I feel that something vital would be missing for me without this workshop and all it has given me.Clarion-West-Logo

I’ve written about Clarion West before, as have many other wonderful writers (whose posts on the workshop you should check out if you’re considering applying), so I’ll keep this brief, but I’m honored, intimidated, and excited to be a part of this experience for new writers. I also want to do my best to continue to foster an environment that is engaging, enriching, nourishing, welcoming, and supportive. I welcome feedback from anyone who has attended this workshop and particularly loved something or would like to see change. It’s my goal to do my best by all the students coming in this year. (I’m also super pumped about our 2018 instructor lineup!)

I look forward to taking on these duties at the start of the new year.

Asides

  • My story “Collectors,” published in Beecher’s Magazine, is eligible for SFF awards. Despite being published in a smaller magazine, it’s one of my favorite stories I’ve put out in the world.
  • I’m honored to have been considered for the Speculative Literature Foundation’s Diverse Writers and Diverse Worlds Grants. I was an honorable mention in both categories. I’m excited for Erin Roberts, who was awarded both grants this year!
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  • The TOC and cover reveal for Broad Knowledge: 35 Women Up to No Good is up. My SF story “Blood Sausage” is forthcoming in this collection. I’d say it’s a fitting cover 😉
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