I received my rejection letter Tuesday; I will not be attending Clarion West 2015.
Unlike others who shared the same judgement, my rejection email neither included a note that the reading committee commened my work nor an encouragement to apply again.
I’d be lying if I said my ego wasn’t bruised, but I’ve always been viewing Clarion West as an accelerant, not a gate, so I write.
Next step: finish some works in progress and submit them for publication.
Goal: paid publication* (or placement for publication) before year’s end.
Right then; back to writing.
*Excluding my existing self-publishing endeavors that earn me occasional lunch money.