Have you heard of Clarion, or Clarion West?
They’re nonprofit literary organizations committed to equal opportunity. Although there are fine science fiction and fantasy writers of all ethnicities, races, and genders, historically the field has reflected the same prejudices found in the culture around it, leading to proportionately fewer successful writers of color and women writers than white male writers. Within the limitations of the workshop, Clarion West is dedicated to improving those proportions.
As an extension of its primary mission, Clarion and Clarion West seek to make speculative fiction available to the public and thus holds readings and other events that bring speculative fiction writers and readers together.
And to do this, they need money. Â To raise money, every year they hold a write-a-thon.
This year I’m participating in Clarion West’s write-a-thon. Â If you sponsor me (or any other writer participating), 100% of the funds go toward making sure Clarion West will be there for another writer… and, by extension, all readers of SF/F!
My pageÂ (to make a donation or see what I’m working on)
(description of the organization lifted from their main page)