The Clarion Foundation


The Clarion Foundation, Writer

Member Info

Joined: June 05, 2012
Last Visited: June 08, 2018

On The Web

Writer Bio

The Clarion Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) charitable status. It was established in the autumn of 2005 to ensure that, regardless of economic ups and downs, the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers' Workshop (now located at UCSD) will continue to function at the same high level of excellence that has made it one of the oldest and most acclaimed writing workshops in the country. The Foundation provides an online support community for Clarion supporters and alumni, and does many kinds of fundraising to support the ongoing work of educating aspiring writers of science fiction and fantasy.

Writing Style

High quality. Cutting-edge. Well worth reading.

Writing Goal

We're leaving the writing to our Clarion students and our dedicated Write-a-Thon writers.

Fundraising Goal

In the words of the Foundation's President, Karen Joy Fowler, our financial needs deepen each year like the coastal shelf. Our costs at UC San Diego increase as the California State Legislature continues to cut funding to the UC system. It now costs almost $5,000 for a student to attend the Clarion Workshop. Even so, tuition only pays about half of our costs, and most students need scholarship help. Altogether, we need to raise about $40,000 each year through grants and donations. Please help!

writing goal:
15000 dollars


Off and Running (Earn this by describing your Bio and Style on your profile.)
Present (Earn these by posting excerpts.)
Team Player (Earn this by raising or donating $20 or more and joining a writing team.)
Bless You (Earn this by writing today (this badge resets at midnight EST every day).)
Stealth Mode: 3 Days Down (Earn these by writing every day.)
On a Quest (Earn this by setting writing goals and completing your overall Write-a-Thon goal and fundraising goal.)
Writing to the bones. 1/4 of the way there. (Earn these by working toward your personal writing goals.)
You've Been Sponsored! (Earn these by raising money!)
Benefactor (Earn this by donating to other writers.)
Alas, the Clarion Write-a-Thon has ended, with $6,713.34 raised so far! However, we are still accepting donations. Thank you for your support!


Nancy Etchemendy

Justin Whitney

Gary Glasser

Ken Schneyer

Joe and Gay Haldeman

Richard Leis



No pledges yet!


Copyright © 2006-2024 by the Clarion Foundation