Sunday, March 30, 2008

No West, Young Man

Well, I heard back from Clarion West. Two months ago, I applied to the 2008 writing program in Seattle, and tonight I got their answer:
We are sorry to let you know that you were not selected for this year's class. We had a record number of applicants, and because the workshop can hold only eighteen students we could not find room for all of the promising writers.
So that's a signal. Not what I was hoping for, but hey, if I want to be a writer, I'd better get used to rejection, right? And plenty of it!

Still waiting to hear from Clarion (the original, in San Diego). Not looking good for our hero...




At March 31, 2008 9:04 AM, Blogger K_S_ONeill said...

I haven't heard from Clarion SD yet either. Cripes, it's Monday, send out the emails already. What can take so long? I have this fantasy I'm on a wait list or something, but it's more likely I'm on somebody's 'to do' list, and they forgot to hit 'send' before they left on Friday.

Put up a note when you get the mail, would you? I'm looking around on blogs to see what I can see, but it's strangely silent. One guy put up an "I got in" note, but then took it down. I think perhaps they're not supposed to talk until all the no-thank-you notes are out, or something.

So I think I'm not in, either. Oh well. I'll go buy a boat with the money to make myself feel better.

I liked your 365 short-shorts.


At March 31, 2008 11:13 AM, Blogger CKL said...

Hey Kevin, thanks for the kind words. Clarion just rejected me this morning. There's always next year...


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