The Clarion class of 2012 (a.k.a. ‘The Awkward Robots’) has just launched their third fundraising anthology. The Yellow Volume collects original fiction from award-winning authors to support the Clarion Foundation’s essential work.

The former students of Clarion 2012 cordially invite you to the weirdest, sexiest, bestest Halloween party of the year. Join in the fun with lovelorn demons, talking mirrors, rabid robot dogs, inexplicable pillars of light, and even the rambling thoughts of long-buried bones! Having raised thousands of dollars with their previous fundraising anthologies, the Awkward Robots have returned in 2016, compiling another 15 amazing stories in their latest fundraising anthology, The Yellow Volume.

Available as an ebook on a PAY-WHAT-YOU-WANT basis at (pre-order now, release date October 31st), all proceeds from The Yellow Volume, after hosting fees, benefit The Clarion Foundation.

In the years since they left San Diego, the Awkward Robots have amassed an impressive list of publications. Their work has appeared in Lightspeed, Asimov’s, The New Yorker, Strange Horizons, Granta, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Nightmare, and Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy.

The Yellow Volume table of contents includes Shirley Jackson Award winner and Nebula nominee Sam J. Miller (debut novel The Art of Starving forthcoming from Harper Collins); Dell Award winner Lara Elena Donnelly (debut novel Amberlough forthcoming from Tor Books in February 2017); Chris Kammerud and E.G. Cosh (co-hosts of The Storyological Podcast); and widely-acclaimed author Carmen Maria Machado (debut short story collection Her Body & Other Parties forthcoming from Graywolf Press in Fall 2017).

AwkBot Luke Pebler says “Clarion basically is the greatest sandwich I’ve ever tasted. Wait. What are you talking about?”. If one anthology isn’t enough, The Red Volume and The Orange Volume are still available for download on the AwkBot’s Gumroad site. You can pick them up while you’re there and support the Clarion Foundation.

The Yellow Volume is a great opportunity to grab some excellent speculative fiction, while supporting the organization that made it possible.

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