Clarion West Write-A-Thon: Catching Up With Participant K. Tempest Bradford

Some of the biggest and most interesting names in science fiction and fantasy have come out of the Clarion workshops, including writers like Cory Doctorow, Bruce Sterling, Andy Duncan, and Justina Robson. I went to Clarion East in 1992, and it had a huge impact on my own career.

Currently, Clarion West (Seattle) is in the middle of its annual write-a-thon, during which volunteers take sponsorship donations in return for writing and revising their fiction from June 21 through July 31. Since Amazon has given Clarion West a matching grant of $25,000 for all donations through October 31, the write-a-thon is particularly potent this year. For a full list of participants, click here.

I'm sponsoring writer K. Tempest Bradford in the write-a-thon. Tempest attended Clarion West in 2003 and currently belongs to two New York City-based fiction writing groups: Altered Fluid and the Black Beans. Her fiction has appeared in Abyss & Apex, Farthing Magazine, Strange Horizons, Sybil's Garage, Electric Velocipede, Podcastle and the Federations (ed. John Joseph Adams) and Interfictions (eds. Delia Sherman and Theodora Goss) anthologies. She contributes blog posts, essays, columns and features to Tor.com, Fantasy Magazine, the Carl Brandon Society blog, the FeministSF Blog, and The Angry Black Woman. I caught up with Tempest recently to see how the write-a-thon was going, discuss Clarion West, and talk to her about her work...

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