Publications & Awards

The following stories, novels, and poems by Alpha graduates have won awards and appeared in professional publications:

Karen Aston, 2014 & 2015
“Thieves Gold,” Dell Award: Honorable Mention, 2016

Lisa Bao, 2007
“like father, like daughter,” How to Live on Other Planets, February 2015
like father, like daughter,” Eye of the Telescope, April 2013
In the Courts of the Khan,” Strange Horizons, January 2013

Anneliese Belmond, 2014 & 2015
“The Whale,” Were-, 2016

Sarah Brand, 2006 & 2007
“Attack of the Were-Zombie Friendship with Benefits,” Were-, 2016
“Perchance to Dream,” Athena’s Daughters II, 2015
“Perchance to Dream,” Dell Award: Honorable Mention, 2011

Maya Chhabra, 2011
“Notes of a Rebel Princess to Herself,” forthcoming from Star*Line
“After Pandora” (poem), forthcoming from Mythic Delirium
“Singers of the Deep,” Cascadia Subduction Zone Vol. 8 No. 1, January 2018
Elektra to Antigone” (poem), Liminality #13, Autumn 2017
Walking on Knives, Less Than Three Press, June 2017
Sita, Leaving” (poem), Through the Gate, September 2016

Kay Chronister, 2013
The Lights We Carried Home,” Strange Horizons, February 2017
The Fifth Gable,” Shimmer, January 2016
Further North,” Clarkesworld, July 2015
The Warriors, the Mothers, the Drowned,” Beneath Ceaseless Skies, May 2015
“How the Blood Spills,” Dell Award: Winner, 2015
“Swans and Ravens,” Dell Award: Honorable Mention, 2014

Gillian Conahan, 2006 & 2007
Insurrection in Silk,” Apex #62, July 2014

Courtney Crites, 2008 & 2009
“Inked Upon Thee,” Penumbra, October 2011

Seth Dickinson, 2006 & 2007
The Monster Baru Cormorant, Tor, October 2018
The Traitor Baru Cormorant, Tor, September 2015
Please Undo This Hurt,”, September 2015
“Three Bodies at Mitanni,” Analog, June 2015
Anna Saves Them All,” Shimmer #21, September 2014
Economies of Force,” Apex #64, September 2014
A Tank Only Fears Four Things,” Lightspeed, May 2014
Our Fire, Given Freely,” Beneath Ceaseless Skies #145, April 2014
Kumara,” Escape Pod #441, March 2014
Sekhmet Hunts the Dying Gnosis: A Computation,” Beneath Ceaseless Skies #143, March 2014
Morrigan in the Sunglare,” Clarkesworld, March 2014
Testimony Before an Emergency Session of the Naval Cephalopod Command,” Drabblecast #305, December 2013
Never Dreaming, in Four Burns,” Clarkesworld, November 2013
A Plant (Whose Name Is Destroyed),” Strange Horizons, August 2013
“Cronus and the Ships,” Analog, July/August 2013
Worth of Crows,” Beneath Ceaseless Skies #104, September 2012
The Traitor Baru Cormorant, Her Field-General, and Their Wounds,” Beneath Ceaseless Skies #85, December 2011
“The Immaculate Conception of Private Ritter,” Dell Award: Winner, 2011
“Hypocrite,” Dell Award: First Runner-up, 2008
“Claymore Three-Zulu,” Dell Award: Honorable Mention, 2007

Lara Elena Donnelly, 2007 & 2008
Armistice, Tor, May 2018
Making Us Monsters,” Uncanny #19, November 2017
Amberlough, Tor, February 2017
The Dirty American,” Nightmare Magazine, August 2016
Homegrown Tomatoes,” Escape Pod episode #475, January 2015
Chopin’s Eyes,” Strange Horizons, July 2014
“Apocalypse Walking,” Mythic Delirium #29, November 2013
The Witches of Athens,” Strange Horizons, October 2013
“The Bohemian Method,” Icarus Magazine #16, March 2013
“To the Dogs,” Dell Award: Winner, 2013
“The Case of the Smitten Magician,” Dell Award: Third Runner-up (tie), 2012
“The Case of the Wayward Sister,” Dell Award: Honorable Mention, 2011
“Family Ties,” Dell Award: Honorable Mention, 2010
“The Case of the Unassuming Book and the Very Soiled Trousers,” Dell Award: Honorable Mention, 2009

Haris Durrani, 2009
Ciguapa, The Harvard Advocate (forthcoming)
“The Unlikely Bedfellow,” The Lifted Brow #35, September 2017
“42 Reasons Your Girlfriend Works for the FBI, CIA, NSA, ICE, SHIELD, Fringe Division, Men in Black, Or Cylon Overlords,” McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern #50, August 2017 (winner, McSweeney’s Student Short Story Contest)
Technologies of the Self, The Fantasist, June 2017
Champollion’s Foot, Mithila Review #8, April-June 2017
Tethered,” Lightspeed, May 2016
Technologies of the Self, Brain Mill Press, 2016
42 Reasons Your Girlfriend Works for the FBI, CIA, NSA, ICE, SHIELD, Fringe Division, Men in Black, Or Cylon Overlords,” Buffalo Almanack #10, December 2015 (winner, Buffalo Almanack’s Inkslinger Award)
Technologies of the Self, Driftless Novella Contest: Winner, 2015
“Tethered,” Analog, July/August 2013
Editor, The Best Teen Writing of 2012
Winner, $10,000 Writing Portfolio Gold, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, 2011
“Jedi Night,” The Best Teen Writing of 2011
“Tethered,” Writers of the Future, Semi-Finalist, 2011 (3rd Quarter)
“The Photosynthesis of Living Engines,” Writers of the Future: Semi-Finalist, 2011 (2nd Quarter)
“U.S.-Man and the Gulab Jamin Machine,” The Best Teen Writing of 2010

Jameyanne Fuller, 2011 & 2012
“Polaris in the Dark,” 2018 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide, Dreaming Robot Press, 2018
“Seven Signs Your Roommate Is a Vampire: With Additional Advice on Surviving Orientation If It’s More Complicated,” Andromeda Spaceways #68, September 2017
Dissonance,” Abyss and Apex Magazine, January 2016
“Naming Angelo,” Dell Award: Second Runner-up, 2015
The Collector,” Cast of Wonders, August 2014
“The Year of Salted Skies,” Dell Award: Third Runner-up, 2014

Emily Gilman, 2003 & 2004
“The Castle That Jack Built,” The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2013 (Rich Horton, ed.)
The Castle That Jack Built,” Beneath Ceaseless Skies #87, January 2012 (nominated for a World Fantasy Award)
Lily,” Strange Horizons, December 2010
The White Part of the Apple,” Fantasy Magazine, September 2009 (as Emily Tersoff)
“Stay With Me,” Dell Award: Honorable Mention, 2008 (as Emily Tersoff)

SK Gilman, 2004 & 2005
“The Best and Bitt’rest Kiss,” Arcane, 2011
A Strange Encounter, With Clocks and Wax and Wishes,” Moonlight Tuber #3, September 2011
“Messages from Valerie Polichar,” Shock Totem #2, July 2010 (as Sarah Dunn, with Grá Linnaea)
“The Best and Bitt’rest Kiss,” Dell Award: First Runner-up, 2009 (as Sarah Miller)
“Clockwork Angels,” Dell Award: Honorable Mention, 2008 (as Sarah Miller)

Elena Gleason, 2005 & 2006
Family Photo,” Daily Science Fiction, January 2011
Whisper’s Voice,” Fantasy Magazine, April 2010
“Aeroplasty,” Dell Award: Honorable Mention, 2009
Erased,” Fantasy Magazine, April 2008 (winner, Best Fantasy Story of 2008)

Sarah Goldman, 2014 & 2015
Islands in the Dark,” Escape Pod, September 2017
“Gravedigging,” Cicada, September/October 2017
“Ravenous Things,” Dell Award: Honorable Mention, 2017
Heartache,” Grievous Angel, October 2016

Aleka Gurel, 2011
“The Fire in the Sky,” Dell Award: Honorable Mention, 2014
“Fantasmas Maravilhosas,” Dell Award: First Runner-up, 2013

Rachel Halpern, 2007 & 2008
Editor-in-Chief, Inscription Magazine
Make No Promises,” Beneath Ceaseless Skies #153, August 2014
A Change of Heart,” Daily Science Fiction, August 2013
The Taste of Salt,” Daily Science Fiction, September 2012
“The Taste of Salt,” Dell Award: Second Runner-up, 2012
“A Clarity of Mind,” Dell Award: Honorable Mention, 2011
“Lucky Stiff,” Dell Award: Third Runner-up, 2010

Getty Hesse, 2013
Shed Skin,” PseudoPod #563, October 2017
Death and His Lover,” Daily Science Fiction, March 2014

Shivaun Hoad, 2006
“Notes on the Magician’s Collection,” Friends of the Merril Short Story Contest: Runner-up, 2015
The Trial of the Beekeeper,” Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Fiction, August 2015
The Trial of the Beekeeper,” AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review, April 2014
The Fairy’s Challenge,” Cicada, March/April 2009

Sarah Hollowell, 2009 & 2010
Crow’s Eye,” Fireside Fiction, June 2017
Hello, Wild Things, and Good Luck,” Apex Magazine, October 2015

Osahon Ize-Iyamu, 2017
“Let Girls Learn,” L0w L1f3 #3, January 2018
Say it Low, then Loud,” Clarkesworld, January 2018
Bolaji Has a Heart,” Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores, October 2017
A Lasting Legacy,” The Dark #26, July 2017

Allison Jamieson-Lucy, 2009 & 2010
Watershed,” Strange Horizons, September 2017
Two Bodies in Basting Stitch,” Beneath Ceaseless Skies #227, August 2017
To Soothe Ravaged Throats,” Daily Science Fiction, May 2011

Katie Krantz, 2017
“I Tried,” The Passed Note, Winter 2017
The Sonnet of Piyon, the Clockwork Android,” Eye to the Telescope #26, October 2017
“Black Holes,” Ricky’s Back Yard, February 2017
The Woods Feels Alive,” Metamorphose, November 2016
Burn the Witch,” Metamorphose, October 2015

Andrea Lam, 2005 & 2006
If Natalie Dormer Were Your Girlfriend,” The Toast, April 2015
Helen” (poem), Goblin Fruit, Summer 2014

Richard Larson, 2003 & 2004
“Dead in the Water,” Zombies: Shambling Through the Ages (Prime Books, 2013)
This Serious Moonlight,” Scape Magazine, September 2012
This Always Happens Here,” Daily Science Fiction, September 2011
The Ghost Party,” Subterranean, May 2011
“Frosty’s Lament,” Shimmer Magazine #13, April 2011
“The Insides,” ChiZine #47, April 2011
“Urban Fantasy,” Icarus Magazine #8, March 2011
I’ll Take You With Me,” Crossed Genres #27, February 2011
Swimming Lessons,” Pax Americana #14, November 2010
“The Noise,” Sybil’s Garage #7, July 2010
“The Sandbox,” Electric Velocipede #17/18, August 2009
Last Call,” Eclectica Magazine Vol. 13 No. 3, July 2009
Up in the Air,” Strange Horizons, November 2008
“Good Night,” ChiZine #37, July 2008 (honorably mentioned in The Best Horror of the Year)
Notice,” Vibrant Gray #2, February 2008
Night and Day,” Pindeldyboz, September 2007

Evelyn Lumish, 2010
“Why” (poem), Futuredaze: An Anthology of YA Science Fiction, 2013

Tomas L. Martin, 2002 & 2003
“Harmonic,” Transtories, 2012
“Nanoparticle Jive,” InterGalactic Medicine Show, November 2011
“Tremors,” Digital Science Fiction #2, July 2011
Activation,” Nature Futures, September 2010
“Some Things Never Change,” Satirica, 2008
“The Shogun and the Scientist,” Aberrant Dreams, August 2008
“A Shogun’s Welcome,” Aberrant Dreams, September 2006

Rebecca McNulty, 2007 & 2008
“The Sister Kite,” Dell Award: Honorable Mention, 2012
“The Little Man’s Call,” Dell Award: Honorable Mention, 2011
“Sister’s Hands,” Dell Award: Second Runner-up, 2010
“Scales for Ivan,” Dell Award: Honorable Mention, 2010

Amanda Olson, 2007 & 2009
Virtue’s Ghosts,” Beneath Ceaseless Skies #100, July 2012
“Aunt Victoria,” Dell Award: First Runner-up, 2011

Emil Ostrovski, 2010
Away We Go, Greenwillow Books, 2016
The Paradox of Vertical Flight, Greenwillow Books, 2013

Rachel Ross, 2002 & 2003
Jala’s Mask, Pyr, 2014 (as Rachel Grinti, with Mike Grinti)
Claws, Chicken House, 2012 (as Rachel Grinti, with Mike Grinti)
“The Changelings,” Triangulation 2003: A Confluence of Speculative Fiction

Yumi Shiroma, 2010 & 2011
Sunk” (poem), Goblin Fruit, Spring 2013

Alina Sichevaya, 2016
After ‘Moon Fishing’,” Strange Horizons, November 2017
“Everything, in Both Hands,” Dell Award: Honorable Mention, 2017

Rachel Sobel, 2008 & 2009
The River Does Not Run,” Beneath Ceaseless Skies #142, March 2014
The Dead Star, the Satirist, and the Soldier,” GigaNotoSaurus, January 2013
“In the Time of Drought,” Dell Award: Third Runner-up, 2011
“The Dead Star, the Satirist, and the Soldier,” Dell Award: Winner, 2010
The Loyalty of Birds,” Clarkesworld Magazine, March 2009 (nominated for a Black Quill Award)

Claire Spaulding, 2014
“Four Days to Opening Night,” Dell Award: First Runner-up, 2018
“The Food of Love,” Dell Award: First Runner-up, 2017
Chocolate Chip Cookies for the Apocalypse,” Daily Science Fiction, February 2015

Ray Stevens, 2010 & 2011
“Montreal, 2014,” Mothership Zeta #6, February 2017
“Halcyon Days,” Dell Award: First Runner-up, 2012

Alena Sullivan, 2006 & 2008
Red Daughter” (poem), Goblin Fruit, Fall 2014

Tina Tseng, 2009 & 2010
“A Treatise on the Duality of Peace and Accomplishing a Rewarding Parent-Child Relationship Based Upon Mutual Respect and Love,” Dell Award: Honorable Mention, 2011

Michail Velichansky, 2002 & 2004
Jala’s Mask, Pyr, 2014 (as Mike Grinti, with Rachel Grinti)
Claws, Chicken House, 2012 (as Mike Grinti, with Rachel Grinti)
“Evelyn,” Fantastical Visions IV, 2009
“A Monster in the Lake,” Horrors Beyond II, 2007
“Games on the Children’s Ward,” Writers of the Future 22 (first place for the quarter), 2006
“A Ragnarok Without Gods,” Corpse Blossoms, anthology nominated for Bram Stoker award, 2005
“Paper Shadows,” Fantastical Visions III, 2005
“Evelyn,” Dell Award: Third Runner-up, 2005
“Games on the Children’s Ward,” Dell Award: Honorable Mention, 2004
“Lord of the Earth,” Fantastical Visions II, 2003
“Grounded,” Triangulation 2003: A Confluence of Speculative Fiction

Evelyn Wang, 2010
Tippler’s Bane,” PseudoPod #231, May 2011

Jeannette Westwood, 2005 & 2006
“Locked and Keyed,” Dell Award: Honorable Mention, 2009
“The Banyan Tree,” Fantasy Magazine, October 2008
“Two Variations,” Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet 21, November 2007
“Susano’s Comb,” Fantasy Magazine #3, 2006
“Crimson-lady at the Auction, Buying,” Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet 18, June 2006

John Wheeler, 2008 & 2009
The Rest Will Blur Together,” Beneath Ceaseless Skies, December 2015
“Rewind,” Cicada, November/December 2012

Rebekah White, 2006 & 2007
“Girl Wonder,” Dell Award: Third Runner-up, 2008

Devon Wong, 2008
Love Pressed in Vinyl,” Strange Horizons, April 2017
Winner, Top Cow 2013 Talent Hunt