Clarion West – Novel.Doctor Edit – gifted to an SFF Writer

I’m overjoyed to support Clarion West‘s annual fundraising gala by gifting the organization a complete novel edit for an aspiring (or published) writer. Clarion West is a fantastic organization for writers who work primarily in the SFF domain. Here are all the details:

About Clarion West

Clarion West aims to set writers on the path to success, foster greater equity and inclusion in the speculative fiction world, help bring quality speculative fiction to light, and bring writers and readers together.

Speculative fiction—science fiction, fantasy, horror, magic realism, and slipstream—gives voice to those who explore societal and technological change, along with deeper considerations of underlying archetypes of human experience. Although there are fine science fiction and fantasy writers of all ethnicities, races, and genders, historically the field has reflected the same prejudices found in the culture around it, leading to proportionately fewer successful writers of color and women writers than white male writers. Within the limitations of the workshop, Clarion West is dedicated to improving those proportions.

About my Novel.Doctor Novel Edit Gift

Here’s the gifted edit (you can bid on it!)

Novel writers! This is your chance for direct help from the Novel Doctor himself! This is an incredible offer for a full manuscript review: includes a complete read-through and developmental edit of one complete novel, not to exceed 500 pages / 120,000 words. One complete 20 to 30 page analysis, and two follow-up phone calls included.

Must be redeemed within one year of the gala event (i.e., expires 10/21/23).

About Ned
Former Clarion West board member, Ned Hayes is a novelist, long-time editor, and journalist whose books have been published around the world in multiple languages — most recently the national bestseller THE EAGLE TREE, which was nominated for the PEN/Faulkner and the Washington State Book Award and was named one of the top 5 books about the autistic experience. Ned’s previous novels include COEUR D’ALENE WATERS and the acclaimed historical novel SINFUL FOLK, illustrated by New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Nikki McClure, which was nominated for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award.

A magazine and journal contributor, Ned’s work has been published by Campanile Books, Little A, Bucknell University Press, Orchard Press, and Prospero Books in the United States. Internationally, his works have been published by Aquarius Publishing, BabbleCube, Orbis Books, and Little A (UK). You can find out more about Ned and his work here: