Category Archives: Announcements

Sort of self-explanatory.

Publication: “Sekhmet Hunts the Dying Gnosis: A Computation,” by Seth Dickinson

Congratulations to Alpha graduate Seth Dickinson (2006 & 2007), whose story “Sekhmet Hunts the Dying Gnosis: A Computation” went up today at Beneath Ceaseless Skies: Behold Sekhmet! Blood and brawn, fang and claw, shoulders caked in salt. Risen from the anaerobic sea, the ancient broth, to hunt and kill her foe. You can read the… Read More »

Publication: “The River Does Not Run,” by Rachel Sobel

Congratulations to Alpha graduate Rachel Sobel (2008 & 2009), whose story “The River Does Not Run” appeared this month in Beneath Ceaseless Skies: She is clad in an armor wrought of primordial isotopes, imbued with mathematics of sufficient strength to reinforce its stability against the demon’s fallout. Beneath it, she hides her war-given wounds, which… Read More »

Alpha receives $10,000 grant from Heinz Endowments

Friends of Alpha, we have some very good news. Alpha has received a $10,000 grant from the Heinz Endowments, a Pittsburgh-based philanthropic organization. The Heinz Endowments supports efforts to make Southwestern Pennsylvania a premier place to live and work, a center for learning and educational excellence, and a region that embraces diversity and inclusion. They see… Read More »

2014 Dell Award announcement

The 2014 Dell Magazines Award has been announced! This award is for undergraduate speculative fiction writers. The award is given at the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts in March, and each winner receives ICFA membership and can attend. We at Alpha encourage Alphans to submit to the Dell Award; ICFA is a… Read More »

Author Guests Talk Alpha!

In honor of our annual alumni fundraiser this week, we reached out to our wonderful past author and editor guests to get their thoughts on Alpha, why they decided to teach at our workshop, and why the workshop matters so much. Here’s what some of them had to say: I went to teach at Alpha… Read More »