Help launch the careers of the next generation of speculative fiction writers!

The Clarion West Write-a-thon is the major fundraising event for Clarion West, the nonprofit that organizes the renowned six-week residential workshop for emerging writers. The Write-a-thon is what Nicola Griffith calls “the shadow workshop”: It gives participants (many of them workshop alumni) the opportunity to set and pursue short-term writing goals while raising money for Clarion West and raising awareness of the field of speculative fiction.

Visit the Write-a-thon site to read writing samples from the more than 250 participants and choose writers to sponsor.

Previous Write-a-thon projects

For the 2012 Write-a-thon I wrote (and published under Creative Commons licenses) two short stories inspired by the works of geek-culture songwriter Jonathan Coulton:

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