Right now, I’m taking part in this thing called the Clarion Write-A-Thon. It’s very similar to those sorts of marathons where you sponsor the walker/runner.
Except, in this case, you sponsor a writer.
The Clarion Write-A-Thon raises money in support of the Clarion Foundation which funds the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop and allows for scholarships to be awarded to future students.
Past students include: Kelly Link, Octavia Butler, Margo Lannagan, Ted Chiang, Alyssa Wong, and Isabel Yap, among many others.
Clarion helped me become a better writer and person. It changed my life. Among other things, it introduced me to my future Storyological co-host.
Of note. Some of you might remember a thing called The Red Volume, or The Orange Volume, both anthologies of short stories, put together by me and my Clarion classmates, and then released as a fundraiser for The Clarion Foundation.
My Clarion class will put out another anthology later this year, after the write-a-thon: The Yellow Volume.
If you want to sponsor me in the write-a-thon. Amazing.
Any donation ($1, $5, $whatever) will get you an e-book version of our anthology when we release it later this year.
If you’d like to wait for the anthology to be released (and for us, perhaps, to figure out some perks for donating at certain levels–such as for a PRINT EDITION), and donate/buy the anthology then (also for whatever you want, including for free). That’s cool.
I’ll post again when it’s available.
Happy Thursday, readers.