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What if things were different?

Society only changes when we ask ourselves that question, and no literature is better at asking it than the literature of the fantastic. The better and more fully imagined our science fiction and fantasy is, the brighter our future as a species will be.

The Clarion Foundation and the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination have embarked on a joint fundraising campaign that will make the Clarion Workshop financially self-supporting and will ensure—through scholarships—that every Clarion student who is accepted can attend.

Do your part to create a brighter future for humankind!


Make a Cash Donation

Your cash donation, large or small, automatic or one-time-only, can help us meet our goal of making the Clarion Workshop financially self-supporting and ensuring—through scholarships—that every Clarion student who is accepted can attend.

To support the operations of the Clarion Workshop:

If you are interested in creating an endowment to cultivate the next generation of speculative creators, contact the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination at UC San Diego at (858) 534-6875 or

Online via credit card: Click here for our secure online giving website. Please indicate under “Special Instructions” that you would like your gift to be applied towards the “Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop.”

By phone: Please call Gift Processing at (858) 534-4493 and specify your gift to “Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop (3171)”

By mail: Print this gift form, make your check payable to “UC San Diego Foundation,” note: “Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop (3171)” and mail it with your payment to:

UCSD Gift Processing
9500 Gilman Dr., #0940
La Jolla, CA 92093-0940

To support Clarion Workshop scholarships:

Make a donation to the Clarion Foundation today!

Other Ways to Support Clarion:

Donate by Buying Books
Begin your online book purchases on the Clarion Foundation’s web site by clicking on any Mysterious Galaxy logo. We earn a small commission on every Mysterious Galaxy book purchase that originates on our site. You’ll be supporting one of the great independent booksellers of science fiction and fantasy at the same time.

Donate in Kind
We also happily accept donations of goods or services in kind. To discuss donations of this type, please contact the Clarion Foundation’s President, Karen Joy Fowler, by email at

Donate Your Time
While we appreciate donations of cash, we can not live by cash alone. If you have more time than money, we’re looking for you. The Clarion Foundation has no employees. We are run entirely by generous volunteers who want to do their part to help the Clarion Workshop. Volunteer now!

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