On January 13-20, 2012, Alpha alumni held an auction fundraiser at alphafundraiser.wordpress.com. The auction raised just over $2000, and other donations brought the total amount raised to approximately $3700.
In addition to everyone who bid on the auction items, we would like to thank John Joseph Adams, Mike Arnzen, Catherine Asaro, Elizabeth Bear, Sarah Rees Brennan, Myke Cole, Timons Esaias, Theodora Goss, Rachel Grinti, Karen Healey, Alan Irvine, Ellen Kushner, David Levine, George R. R. Martin, Tamora Pierce, Bruce Holland Rogers, Patrick Rothfuss, Small Beer Press, Tachyon Publications, Leslie What, and Rick Wilber. Without their generous donations of signed books and ARCs, critiques, and other great items, the auction would not have been possible.
Also, nearly twenty Alpha alumni worked to create the second annual alumni anthology of flash fiction. The anthology, which contains 14 illustrated short stories, will be given as a thank-you gift to everyone who donates to the workshop in 2012. Donate here to receive an anthology of your own.
Co-directors: Sarah Brand and Rachel Halpern
Publicity: Lara Donnelly
Editor: Elena Gleason
Designer: Gillian Conahan
Writers: Kayla Bashe, Rebecca Curran, Seth Dickinson, Lara Donnelly, Jonathan Engel, Katie Ervin, Jameyanne Fuller, Arin Greenwood, Rachel Halpern, Sarah Hollowell, Allison Jamieson-Lucy, Evelyn Lumish, Emma J. McWilliams, Rachel Sobel
Illustrators: Ian Corse, Lara Donnelly, Allison Jamieson-Lucy, Megan Mace, Madeline Stevens