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How to Apply to Clarion 2017
Applications for Clarion 2017 are closed. Please revisit this page next fall for information on applying to Clarion 2018.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
To apply you must submit a workshop application form, two short stories, and the application fee. All are submitted online.
Pay the application fee to the Clarion Foundation and get an invitation code
When you complete the payment, you will automatically be taken to a "Thank You" screen that includes the invitation code you must enter to access the RegOnline application form. Also, the Foundation will email you payment confirmation in 1-2 business days.
The fee amount is determined by the date you submit your application and payment:
- Dec 1 - Feb 15: US$ 50
- Feb 16 - Mar 1: US$ 65
To pay the fee go to http://www.theclarionfoundation.org/appfee.htm and select one of the following payment methods:
- Plug'nPay, using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.
- PayPal, using a major credit card, bank transfer, or PayPal balance.
- Check or money order (must be mailed by Feb. 22 to arrive before the deadline).
Plug'nPay is the preferred method. It returns an invitation code the fastest and the saves the Foundation money on processing costs, leaving more money for scholarships.
Payment by check or money order is the slowest method; your invitation code will be emailed to you within approximately 7 days. Remember to send your email address along with your check.
If you need technical assistance with payment, please contact the Clarion Foundation treasurer at firstname.lastname@example.org and copy the Clarion coordinator at email@example.com.
You must finish your application in RegOnline and submit payment to the Clarion Foundation by March 1, 2017 (11:59pm Pacific Time) to be considered for the 2017 workshop. We do not accept late applications, except as noted below.
We strongly advise you to finish your application early. Do not wait until the evening of March 1, when website traffic will be high and you are likely to encounter technical problems.
THE REVIEW PROCESS
Applications are judged by a review panel composed of the current Clarion anchor team of instructors (for 2016, Delia Sherman and Ellen Kushner); the UCSD Program Director, Shelley Streeby; and one or more members of the Clarion Foundation Board.
The review panel selects 18 applicants and a few waitlist students. All applicants are notified of their status by late March. The review panel does not comment or give feedback on stories.