Learn to write pro sf -- or help others find out how

Clarion_Banner_150_x_58If you've ever thought about writing science fiction professionally, you've probably considered Clarion. And for good reason. It is a life-changing six-week immersion in the craft unequaled anywhere else on this planet, full stop. It might not always be fun -- trying to write a story a week never is -- and it might challenge your fantasy of being an author with the tough reality of the writing life, but it will shape your work for the rest of your career. If you're thinking about it, you're ready. Click on the banner, and apply.

If you're not the writerly type, you might consider donating some ad space on your site or blog to the Clarion Foundation. Like many independent educational efforts, the workshop has faced some precarious times in the past years, and it almost looked like it might die. But a group of really dedicated sf folks have managed to put together nonprofit status, and are looking for help getting the word out. If you have a few pixels to spare, and you love sf, please think about lending a hand.

See Cory Doctorow's post on BoingBoing for details on the ad campaign.