Press Release: Clarion West 30th Anniversary Anthology Table of Contents

January 22, 2013
Seattle, Washington


Hydra House and the Clarion West Writers Program are proud to announce the table of contents for the as-yet untitled anthology of work by Clarion West graduates, edited by award winning Ellen Datlow.

The anthology collects short fiction, highlighting graduates who have moved to the top of the field, and will include a brief afterword by one instructor from their year of study.

The table of contents will include:

“The Parrot Man”  by Kathleen Ann Goonan

“Absalom’s Mother” by Louise Marley

“Mulberry Boys” by Margo Lanagan

“The Fate of Mice” by Susan Palwick

“My She”  by Mary Rosenblum

“Bitter Dreams” by Ian McHugh

“Leviathan Wept” by Daniel Abraham

“Start the Clock” by Ben Rosenbaum

“I Hold My Father’s Paws” by David D. Levine

“Beluthahatchie” by Andy Duncan

“Another Word For Map Is Faith” by Christopher Rowe

“The Adventures of Captain Black Heart Wentworth: A Nautical Tail” by Rachel Swirsky

“A Boy in Cathyland” by David Marusek

“The Water Museum” by Nisi Shawl

“The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change” by Kij Johnson

“The Lineaments of Gratified Desire” by Ysabeau Wilce

The book will be launched during the Spring of 2013, and will be available in hardcover, trade paperback, and ebook formats, as well as a special lettered edition.

Editor Ellen Datlow’s many award-winning publications include The Best Horror of the Year, Naked City, After, and the forthcoming Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells (the final two with Terri Windling). Datlow is currently a consulting editor for and is the former fiction editor of Omni magazine and

The Clarion West Writers Workshop focuses on speculative fiction (primarily science fiction and fantasy) and presents a six-week workshop each summer. Eighteen writers from around the world are selected to participate and live together under one roof for six weeks, and each week is led by a different instructor. In addition, Clarion West presents monthly one-day workshops, a summer reading series, and a Write-a-thon which encourages writers to create new work and raises money for Clarion West.

The 2013 summer workshop runs June 23-August 2, and this year’s instructors are Elizabeth Hand, Neil Gaiman, Joe Hill, Justina Robson, Ellen Datlow, and Samuel R. Delany. Applications are now being accepted through March 1, 2013.

Cover art for the anthology will be donated by Chesley award-winning artist Todd Lockwood.

All proceeds from the sale of the anthology will be donated to the Clarion West Writers Workshop.


Contact information:

Tod McCoy, Publisher
Hydra House
1122 E Pike St. #1451
Seattle, WA 98122



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