2013 Clarion West Write-a-thon
Be part of Clarion West this summer without attending the workshop
This is Clarion West’s tenth annual Write-a-thon. Workshop alumni and authors who’ve never attended, friends and spouses and readers who think supporting new writers is a good idea—all sorts of people can be part of Clarion West this summer by participating in the Write-a-thon. We’re very glad we have the wide support that makes this an important event for everyone in our community.
Write, write, write!
Pick a writing goal: something that’s a little stretch; something that motivates you. Shadow the workshop from June 23 through August 2 and write, write, write! Write 15 minutes or 4 hours a day, 250 words a day, or maybe 8,000 words a week (we call that a “Swanwick”); revise a story or a chapter of your novel every week; complete a story, novella, or trilogy; submit three short stories to professional markets; or do something else completely different.
Remember to keep asking for support and donations for Clarion West from friends and family — send them online to the Write-a-thon web page you’ll create, with the personal PayPal link we’ll add for you.
Need ideas for putting together your Write-a-thon page? We’ve got some quick tips here.
Sign up by June 22
Your 2013 Write-a-thon page is part of your user profile. If you’ve already registered as a user on the website, sign in as usual on the right side of the page, and click on the “My account” link below your name. You’ll see a link to an “Edit” page with a new link to “Write-a-thon Participant Page." Update your information there.
If you aren't a registered user yet, click the link that says "Create new account," and you'll be sent to the registration form. Again, you’ll choose “Write-a-thon Participant Page” and enter your information there, following the clear instructions.
Even if you’ve participated in the Write-a-thon in the past (thank you!), if you have never signed up with our website as a user, you’ll need to do that now. We want to get your new page up and running as quickly as possible, and making your Write-a-thon page part of your user profile will help us shorten the turnaround time.
Sponsor a Write-a-thon participant
To sponsor a writer, pick one from the list below. Support them in meeting their goals. Donate to Clarion West whatever amount suits your budget — $10/week, $20/week — or just a flat amount for the six weeks. You can either use their page’s PayPal links or send checks to our office:
P.O. Box 31264
Seattle, WA 98103-1264
To sponsor several writers, use this PayPal link:
Then send an email using our contact form to let us know how we should divide the sponsorship among participating writers.
Donations to Clarion West are tax deductible in the U.S. Clarion West is a nonprofit educational organization under Section 501 © (3) of the Internal Revenue Code; our Federal EIN is 91-1352168. Check with your tax advisor for other tax jurisdictions. After you send us your donation you will receive a thank-you letter acknowledging your gift. You can use this letter as a receipt for tax purposes.
Our sister workshop's parallel Write-a-thon
This is the fourth year Clarion in San Diego will run a Write-a-thon of their own in conjunction with their session. You can find out about the Write-a-thon run by Clarion in San Diego here.
(alphabetized by first name)