Clarion West Class of 2011: Publications and Sales, 2012

This has been a wonderful year for my Clarion West class. Here’s a highlight of some of the big moments for my classmates, with a list of publications following.

Book Publication!

Corinne Duyvis sold her first book! Here’s the announcement: “Corinne Duyvis’s debut OTHERBOUND, where a seventeen-year-old boy finds that every time he closes his eyes, he is drawn into the body of a mute servant girl from another world — a world that is growing increasingly more dangerous, and where many things are not as they seem, to Maggie Lehrman at Amulet, by Ammi-Joan Paquette at Erin Murphy Literary Agency (World English).”

Writers of the Future Amazingness!

2011 Westies also did stellar work in the Writers of the Future Contest. Nick Tramdack, Mark Pantoja, and Alisa Alering were all finalists, with Alisa Alering going on to win the 4th Quarter! She’ll be at the Writers of the Future workshop in LA with Nina Kiriki Hoffman this year, and is eligible for the grand prize. I’ll be watching the stream of the awards ceremony and cheering her on.

Editorial Prowess!

David Rees-Thomas co-founded Waylines: Speculative Fiction and Film. He and co-founder Darryl Knickrehm ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund the magazine, and the first issue will be out in January 2013.

Anthology Power!

One of the instructors at Clarion West is almost always an editor. Our wonderful editor in residence was L. Timmel Duchamp of Aqueduct Press. During her week of teaching, she gave us all a call for submission to a new anthology she was editing and encouraged us to submit. The concept is really interesting, one that I think my fellow English composition teachers would like: it is a collection of the untold stories behind famous characters, presented in a Wikipedia-like format. All in all, stories by seven of the Clarion West class of 2011 will appear in this anthology: Missing Links and Secret Histories: A Selection of Wikipedia Entries Lost, Suppressed, or Misplaced in Time. Cheers to Jeremy, Anne, Jenni (me!), Alisa, John, Cassie and Nick!


Here’s a list of publications and other writing credits that have been sold or published in 2012. Check out these great stories! 


Alisa Alering

  • “Keith Crust’s Lucky Numbers.” Flash Fiction Online. Forthcoming 2013. 
  • “Madeline Usher Usher.” Missing Links and Secret Histories: A Selection of Wikipedia Entries Lost, Suppressed, or Misplaced in Time. Ed. L. Timmel Duchamp. Aqueduct Press. Forthcoming. 

Corinne Duyvis

S.L. Gilbow

Eliza Hirsch
  • “A Map of the Heart.” (Con)viction anthology. Forthcoming February 2013. 

Cassie Krahe

  • “Walking Home.” Daily Science Fiction. Forthcoming. 
    • Clarion West Submission Story

Jenni Moody

  • “Traffic Jam.” SpringGun. Issue 7. Forthcoming. 
  • “Peter Rabbit.” Missing Links and Secret Histories: A Selection of Wikipedia Entries Lost, Suppressed, or Misplaced in Time. Ed. L. Timmel Duchamp. Aqueduct Press. Forthcoming.


Jack Nicholls

Mark Pantoja

  • “The End.” Tales of World War Z: Fan Fiction and Stories of the Zombie Apocalypse. 4 July 2012. 
    • Clarion West Week 2 Story
  • “Houses.” Miette’s Bedtime Story Podcast. 8 September 2012. 
    • Clarion West Week 4 Story

David Rees-Thomas

Maria Romasco-Moore

  • “The Great Loneliness.” Unstuck. Issue 2. December 2012.
    • Clarion West Submission Story
Jeremy Sim

  • “Fleep.” Waylines Magazine. Forthcoming. 
    • Clarion West Week 5 Story

Anne Toole

    • “The Red Bandit.” The Digital Wall. 2012
      • Reprint of “Night in the Library.” Originally published in Crossed Genres. Issue # 3. February 2009.

    Nick Tramdack

    • “Ligne Claire.” Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine. Issue 57. 2012.
      • Clarion West Week 1 Story
    • “Triple Bind.” New Myths. Issue 20. September 2012.
    • Cold Embrace.” Ray Gun Revival. Issue 14, Vol.2. 2012. 
      • Clarion West Week 4 Story

    Alberto Yanez

    • Driving for Peanuts.” Toasted Cake. Episode 23. 3 Jun 2012. 
      • Text version available here on Alberto’s website. 

    Congrats to all of my Clarion West classmates on a great year of writing! 

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