"The application period for the 2012 Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers' Workshop at UC San Diego officially opened on December 1, and will remain open until March 1. If you've been thinking about applying, start tapping on those keys now. We've got a wonderful faculty waiting in the wings, featuring Jeffrey Ford, Marjorie Liu, Ted Chiang, Walter Jon Williams, Holly Black, and Cassandra Clare. Thanks to Clarion's friends and supporters, there is scholarship money for those who need it. In addition to general scholarships, there are special grants for students of color, students who are affiliated with Michigan State University, and students who are affiliated with UCSD. Get further information on the web at http://clarion.ucsd.edu"