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This summer, I’m writing for the six-week Clarion West Write-a-thon, the yearly fundraiser that helps keep this fantastic workshop going. Clarion West is a nonprofit organization that focuses on providing some of the best speculative fiction workshops in the galaxy. It’s run by volunteers and a small, hardworking paid staff, and it depends on the support of the community.

The Write-a-thon is like a walk-a-thon with words, six weeks of writing to help raise money for this workshop. My core goal for the Write-a-thon is to write a short story every two weeks for the duration of the workshop. Stretch goals are to finish final edits on a new novella and to start a new novel project.

I hope you’ll sponsor me and help support my goals and the Clarion West workshop. A sponsorship in any amount helps, as does helping spread the word to friends, family, and coworkers. As an added incentive, donors at the $25 level or above will receive a free ebook copy (.mobi or .pdf) of my short story collection, “Binding Energy,” described by Salon.com as “a cross between Raymond Carver and William Gibson.” Donors at the $50 level or above will also receive a free ebook copy of my novel, “Burn Rate.” Donors at the $100 level or above, in addition to receiving the above swag, will have a character in a new novel or short story named after them. Whatever you contribute, know that you have helped a community of writers who have sustained and influenced the field of fantastic literature for nearly fifty years.

If you’d like to sponsor me, please visit https://www.clarionwest.org/members/danielmarcus/. It takes only a few minutes to donate, and it makes all the difference in the world to both me and Clarion West.

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