Clarion West Writers Workshop is an intensive six-week program for writers preparing for professional careers in science fiction and fantasy. It runs yearly late June through the end of July. The workshop is limited to 18 students per year. Each of the six weeks is instructed by a different professional writer or editor. The roster of guest instructors changes yearly. Founded in Seattle, Washington in 1971, the workshop has been held continuously since 1984. Clarion West celebrated its 25th anniversary of continuous instruction in 2008.

Class of 2008

Pritpaul Bains

Marguerite Croft

Space Cougar co-written with numerous other authors in The Magazine of Bizarro Fiction.

The Moon Falls into the Bay forthcoming in Flushed

I Dream of Strawberries in Scattered, Covered, Smothered

The Wood and the Brass in Thou Shalt Not...

Into the Woods in Say... what's the combination?

Theresa DeLucci

Caren Gussoff

Emeritas in Daikaijuzine

Pretty Maids All In A Row in Ergosphere (MBrane #12).

Winner 2009 Gulliver Travel Research Grant

Games Destination: Future (2010) edited by Eric T. Reynolds and Z.S Adani.

Basic Biology online at Cabinet Des Fees.

Correspondence online at Birkensnake.

Section III in Abyss&Apex.

As They Get Warmer, They Give a Little in MBrane SF #5 reviewed in Tangent.

Find a complete list of Caren's publications at her website.

Tracy J. Harford

Shane Hoversten

Kristin Janz

Clear Skies in Pixieland in Nine: A Journal of Imaginative Fiction Issue 1, April 2012.

The Kiss of the Blood-Red Pomegranate in Aoife's Kiss.(Issue 39, Dec 2011) Also available in Imaginarium 2012: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing.

The Shoemaker's Daughter in Mystic Signals free download. Also available in print from Amazon.

Sons of God, Daughters of Men in Strange, Weird and Wonderful. (Spring 2011)

Woman Moving to the Country in Prairie Fire. (Winter 2010-2011)

The Observation Deck in On Spec, January 2012.

The Year of the Bear in Allegory (Volume 11/38, Winter 2010)

Veritas Nos Liberabit in Futurismic.

Looking-Glass Milk in Crystal Codices, November 2009

Find more information on Kristin's stories at her website.

Rajan Khanna

Holes in Abyss & Apex, July, 2011.

The Case of the Wounded Heart in A Study in Lavender: Queering Sherlock Holmes (2011)

Flowing Shapes in Basement Stories #1

Card Sharp in the Way of the Wizard Anthology, Prime Books, November 2010. Also available on Podcastle

The Emperor's Gift in The Clockwork Jungle Book (Shimmer Issue #11)

The Juggernaut in Steampunk Tales.

Doors in GUD, Spring 2010.

Pumpkinhead in Shadows of the Emerald City from Northern Frights Publishing.

The Furies is currently available at Shimmer Magazine.

Find a complete list of Raj's publications at his website.

Douglas Lucas

Learn more about Douglas' fiction here and nonfiction here.

Carlton Mellick III

Space Cougar co-written with numerous other authors forthcoming in The Magazine of Bizarro Fiction.

Lemon Knives n Cockroaches in the anthology Zombies: Encounters with the Hungry Dead.

Simple Machines in Magazine of Bizarro Fiction #2.

Cannibals of Candyland. (novel)

Warrior Wolf Women of the Wasteland. (novel)

Candy-Coated in Vice Magazine.

Find a complete list of Carlton's publications at his website.

An Owomoyela

The Relative Densities of Seawater and Blood in Brain Harvest, 2012.

Swanskin Song in Expanded Horizons, 2012.

Water Rights in Edge of Infinity, Jonathan Strahan, ed. 2012

If the Mountain Comes in Clarkesworld Magazine, 2012.

Frozen Voice in Clarkesworld Magazine, July 2011.

God in the Sky, in Asimov's, March 2011. Reprinted at Expanded Horizons.

Of Men And Wolves in Fantasy Magazine (March, 2011)

Portage, Apex Magazine

All That Touches The Air in Lightspeed. (April, 2011) and accompanying interview.

Jessamine in Reflection's Edge magazine.

Year of the Rabbit in ChiZine 2010.

Abandonware in Fantasy Magazine. Reprinted in Year's Best Science Fiction (Prime Books, 2011)

Small Monuments in ChiZine 2008.

Pamela Rentz

The Last Willow Stick on the River in Yellow Medicine Review, Spring 2012.

Lottie versus the Moon Hopper in Future Lovecraft (Innsmouth Free Press, Dec 2011).

The Battle of Little Big Science in Asimov's, August 2010. Reprinted in Expanded Horizons, June 2011. Also available for ereader in the Second Science Fiction Megapack from Wildside Press.

Estelle Makes the Casino Run in Innsmouth Free Press (Jun 2010)

Social Security in The Wordstock 10

Christopher Reynaga

Space Cougar co-written with numerous other authors forthcoming in The Magazine of Bizarro Fiction.

Say Goodbye to the Little Girl Tree forthcoming in the anthology Up Jumped the Devil! edited by Kyle Johnson and Doug Warwick.

A Million Miles from Graceland forthcoming in Cemetery Dance.

Find a complete list of Christopher's publications at his website.

Eden Robins

Switch in Things We Are Not (October 2009).

Wildlife in M-Brane SF #9.

The Committee in Farrago's Wainscot.

Carol Ryles

Saint Olivia's Light, in Winds of Change ed Elizabeth Fitzgerald (CSFG Publications, 2011).

The Tide co-written with Martin Livings et al, in Dead Red Heart ed Russell B Farr (Ticonderoga Publications, 2011.)

Snake Charmer in the anthology More Scary Kisses, ed Liz Grzyb (Ticonderoga Publications, April 2011.) Also available as an ebook from Amazon.

Deeper Than Flesh and Closer in the anthology Belong edited by Russell B. Farr (Ticonderoga Publications, April 2010.)

Owen Salisbury

Jim Stewart

Kira Walsh


Leslie Howle Neile Graham


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