Thursday, March 18, 2010

Nhoj Fail


Dear John W.S. Marvin:

Thank you for applying to the Clarion West Writers Workshop for 2010.

We are sorry to let inform you that you were not selected for this year's class. We had a large number of applicants, and because the workshop is limited to eighteen students we could not find room for all of the promising writers.

We wish you the best with your writing and hope you have a productive summer.

Thank you again for your interest in Clarion West.


Neile Graham

Oh well, I didn't like the focus on short stories while I'm trying to finish my novel. I'm bummed, but what can you do? Work harder and get this novel done!


  1. I didn't get in the 1st time I applied to CW. I polished my submittance piece and got into the 2002 class on my 2nd try. Keep applying! It's worth it.

  2. Never give in! Never give up! Never surrender! Never stop trying to gain access to workshops! We shall fight them at the inkshops, and at the quill manufactory! We shall fight them with typewriters flung from our garrets! Etc!

  3. Thank you both. Doug, that is good to know.

  4. Awww sad :( Don't worry, you'll get it next time!