How to Apply


To apply you must pay the application fee via Eventbrite (click here to be redirected to Clarion Eventbrite page). Then you will be invited to submit a workshop application form, including two short stories, via our application portal (click here to access the application portal). All are submitted online.

1. Pay the application fee and get a registration password

When you complete the application fee payment via Eventbrite, you will automatically be taken to a “Thank You” screen that includes the registration password you must enter to access the workshop application form. You will also get an email with the registration password and instructions for completing the workshop application form.

  1. The fee amount is determined by the date you submit your application and payment:
    • Dec 1 – Feb 15: US$ 55
    • Feb 16 – Mar 1: US$ 70

If you need technical assistance with payment, please contact the Clarion coordinator at

Application Fee Waivers: This year, thanks to donations from the Clarion Foundation board, we have a limited number of application fee waivers/partial fee waivers for anyone who identifies as part of a historically excluded group, which will be applied on a rolling basis. If the application fee presents a barrier to you applying, please contact us at to see if a waiver can be applied before you begin your application. (Interested in donating an application fee/paying it forward to another applicant? Donate one via the Clarion Foundation here!)

2. Read the Application FAQ.

3. Apply through the Application Portal

4. Late Applications

You must finish your application in the Aventri application portal and submit payment to the Clarion Foundation by March 1, 2024 (11:59pm EasternStandard Time) to be considered for the 2024 workshop. We do not accept late applications.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 more likely to encounter technical problems

Applications are judged by a student selection committee. The review panel selects 18 applicants and a few waitlist students. All applicants are notified of their status by late March/early April. The review panel does not comment or give feedback on stories.