Category Archives: Announcements

Sort of self-explanatory.

2014 Annual Alumni Fundraiser

It’s that time of year again! The fourth edition of the Alphanthology, a gorgeous PDF anthology of flash fiction written, edited, illustrated, designed, and produced entirely by Alpha alumni, is available as a gift in return for donations to our scholarship fund. You can donate through the PayPal button on our Donate page, and once you’ve… Read More »

Recent Alphan Publication: “The Dead Star, the Satirist, and the Soldier” by Rachel Sobel

Congratulations to Alpha graduate Rachel Sobel (2008 & 2009), whose story “The Dead Star, the Satirist, and the Soldier” appears this month in GigaNotoSaurus: The wall behind him was blackened with tracks of fire in coarse fernlike patterns that reminded her unnervingly of the light that followed Asamerid’s ghost, and she swallowed back memory and… Read More »

Recent Alphan Publication: “Testimony Before an Emergency Session of The Naval Cephalopod Command” by Seth Dickinson

Congratulations to Alpha graduate Seth Dickinson (2006 & 2007), whose story “Testimony Before an Emergency Session of The Naval Cephalopod Command” appeared this week in Drabblecast: The squid is a solipsistic psychopathic God with a lust for submarine hull and a mandate from Ronald Reagan branded on its hunting tentacles. It sweeps east from Iceland… Read More »

2014 Author Guest: Rachel Swirsky

Alpha is pleased to announce that author Rachel Swirsky will teach at the 2014 workshop. Rachel Swirsky has published over fifty short stories and approximately twenty poems. Her short stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies including Clarkesworld Magazine, Tor.com, and the New Haven Review.   Her short fiction has been nominated for the Hugo Award, the Sturgeon… Read More »

Recent Alphan Publication: “Never Dreaming (In Four Burns)” by Seth Dickinson

Congratulations to Alpha graduate Seth Dickinson (2006 & 2007), whose story “Never Dreaming (In Four Burns)” appears in this month’s issue of Clarkesworld: “I’m going to lose the ability to dream,” Nur Zaleha tells her best friend. “Then I’m going to die.” In the vacuum of the test chamber, the plasma thruster ignites, a brilliant… Read More »

Recent Alphan Publication: “In Flagrante Delicto” by Lara Elena Donnelly

Congratulations to Alpha graduate Lara Elena Donnelly (2007 & 2008), whose poem “In Flagrante Delicto” appears in Volume II of Grim Corps: lovers have always discussed desire in terms of delectation this is no different You can read the whole poem by downloading Grim Corps here, and a full list of Alpha graduates’ publications and awards is here.