I posted a chunk of the beginning of my week one write-a-thon story, for which the prompt was "Everything was fine until the boys of Sigma Pi discovered steampunk," here. It is based on memories of the frat boys playing basketball in the back alley, although it also takes place 10-15 years in the future. There may be zeppelins in it somewhere along the way, but I know it also references the story I wrote my first week at Clarion, which appeared in Strange Horizons as Foam on the Water, and which appears in the upcoming collection as "Heart in a Box," which was its original title, but got changed due to unfortunate resonances with SNL skits about "thing in a box".
One of the Clarion West students, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, wrote about her hopes and fears for the workshop for Fantasy Magazine here. Rochita's terrific story, Teaching A Pink Elephant To Ski, was published in Fantasy last winter. We've also posted about the Write-a-thon. Fantasy's been publishing a lot of CW alumni's fiction, including Darja Malcolm Clark, Maura McHugh, Katherine Sparrow, Rachel Swirsky, and Deb Taber as well as nonfic such as an interview with Nisi Shawl by Eileen Gunn. Many of them are participating in the Write-a-thon too! We've got an upcoming story by instructor Nancy Kress. Stop by and check us out!