Updates from Writer Jon Lasser on Clarion West, sale on the Writers of the Future anthology, and more.
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Clarion West

That up there is the Team Arsenic logo, drawn by my estimable classmate S. Qiouyi Lu. My Clarion West class was the thirty-third, arsenic is the thirty-third element, and there you are.

I've been home for two weeks now, and it's safe to say that it's changed my life as a writer. There's nothing like living with so many other writers for six weeks, producing new work every week, to force you to examine your craft and its end-product. I'm still having dreams about the class, and my phone keeps reporting how long it would take me to drive to the house where we lived.

I couldn't be more grateful than to have spent my time with the other seventeen students, six instructors, two crucial facilitators, and countless volunteers that made the experience possible. I'm most grateful to my wife Laura, who took care of both our children while I studied to improve my craft.

Kindle edition of WOTF on sale for 99 cents

Writers of the Future 32 on Sale

If you're one of those word people, and haven't already clicked the banner above, you might want to know that Writers of the Future 32, containing my story "The Star Tree," is on sale for 99 cents at

The banner is also correct that the story is a best seller in the Kindle store, currently in the number-one slot in the anthologies category, as well as in the post-apocalyptic stories category. (
Stewart C. Baker's excellent "Images Across a Shattered Sea" is one post-apocalyptic story in the volume.)

If you prefer Kobo or Nook, it's on sale for 99 cents for them as well. I understand it's supposed to be 99 cents on iTunes, but wasn't able to confirm that.

Untethered book cover

Untethered available for pre-order

My story "Real Selfies" appears in Untethered: A Magic iPhone Anthology, due out at the end of September, but you can pre-order today via Amazon or Kobo.

We'll be having a launch event at the Wayward Coffeehouse in Seattle on September 30th, and I'll also be reading at Two Hour Transport on September 28th, if you want to sample the wares before laying your money down. (As always, find details about what I'm up to on my Appearances page.).

Et Cetera

I'm pleased to announce that I've sold my story "The Leviathans Have Fled the Sea" to Diabolical Plots for their third year of original fiction. I don't yet know when the story will be published, but it should be between April of 2017 and April of 2018. Watch this space!

I'm attending MidAmeriCon II (aka Worldcon 74) as a fan this coming week, Friday through mid-day Sunday. If you see me there, say hi! Better yet, invite me out for barbecue!
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