The 2015 Alpha scholarship drive is underway! Since 2010, our alumni-run scholarship drives have raised money to make sure no student has to miss out on Alpha for financial reasons. This year, we’re already about 1/3 of the way to our goal of $5,000. We’d like to thank everyone who’s donated so far, and the folks at Boing Boing, Worlds Without End, Sword and Laser, SFWA, SF Signal, and Tor.com for mentioning us. (By the way, if you’re interested in winning an ARC of Seth Dickinson’s highly anticipated debut novel The Traitor Baru Cormorant–and believe me, YOU ARE–then you should definitely check out that last link.)
Today, I have a particularly awesome announcement: matching donations! Starting NOW, the next $900 in donations to our scholarship drive will be matched! So if you donate $25, that’s like donating $50 to help young writers have the experience of a lifetime. (You can read what former students have to say about Alpha here.)
You can read more about Alpha, and donate to our scholarship fund, on our handy Donate page.