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I'm signing up to participate in the Clarion Write-A-Thon from June 23 to August 3. I would greatly appreciate it if you would sponsor me, whether by a donation or by pledging to donate so much per word I write. The fundraising is in support of the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers' Workshop, a program that helps speculative fiction writers perfect their craft. (Some year, if I ever get enough in savings that I can afford to take six weeks off my job, and/or if I can get a scholarship, I want to go.) It's the oldest writing program of its kind, and it's run by the Clarion Foundation, which has two purposes, supporting the workshop and helping people to understand the benefits speculative fiction has for society.

If I raise just $20, I can join a team of writers mentored by Clarion alums. I've set my fundraising goal to $250, though of course I'd love to be able to blow that out of the water—there are prizes for the top earners, including a story critique by a Clarion alum for anyone who brings in over $250. My word count goal is 25,000, or just under six hundred words a day for each day of the six weeks.

Here is my profile, where you can donate, pledge, and/or keep up with my progress. I plan to work on my novel quartet Blow That Trumpet, Gabriel, about two sisters who, while first running from then hunting the people trying to kill them, discover they're targeted because they're central to the angelic civil war.

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Alex Conall, social justice bard

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