REGARDING THE 2021 ALPHA WORKSHOP & COVID – 19:

We take the health and safety of our students seriously, and we want to be sure our actions are consistent with the current expert guidelines on how to limit the spread of the virus.

Consistent with the Alpha 2020 Workshop, we will be running Alpha 2021 in a virtual format. The Alpha staff are hard at work creating another stellar digital workshop.

For further inquiries, please contact alphawritersworkshop@gmail.com

Guest Lecturers for the 2021 Alpha Workshop

DongWon Song

DongWon Song is an agent at Howard Morhaim Literary Agency representing science fiction and fantasy for adults, young adult, and middle grade readers as well as select non-fiction. They were formerly an editor at Orbit, a product manager for an ebook startup, and taught as an adjunct instructor in the publishing program at Portland State University.
Phenderson Djéli Clark is the award winning and Hugo, Nebula, and Sturgeon nominated author of the novellas Ring Shout, The Black God’s Drums and The Haunting of Tram Car 015. His short stories have appeared in online venues such as Tor.com, Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and in print anthologies including, Griots, Hidden Youth and Clockwork Cairo. He is a founding member of FIYAH: A Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction and an infrequent reviewer at Strange Horizons. At current time, he resides in a small Edwardian castle in New England with his wife, twin daughters, and pet dragon, where he works as an academic historian. When so inclined he rambles on issues of speculative fiction, politics, and diversity at his aptly named blog The Disgruntled Haradrim. His debut novel A Master of Djinn will be published by Tor.com in May 2021. Pronouns: He/Him/His

P. Djeli Clark

Phenderson Djéli Clark is the award winning and Hugo, Nebula, and Sturgeon nominated author of the novellas Ring Shout, The Black God’s Drums and The Haunting of Tram Car 015. His short stories have appeared in online venues such as Tor.com, Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and in print anthologies including, Griots, Hidden Youth and Clockwork Cairo. He is a founding member of FIYAH: A Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction and an infrequent reviewer at Strange Horizons. At current time, he resides in a small Edwardian castle in New England with his wife, twin daughters, and pet dragon, where he works as an academic historian. When so inclined he rambles on issues of speculative fiction, politics, and diversity at his aptly named blog The Disgruntled Haradrim. His debut novel A Master of Djinn will be published by Tor.com in May 2021. Pronouns: He/Him/His
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Alpha Workshop 2021

Alpha 2021 will take place
July 21 – August 1, 2021.

Applications are open as of January 4th
and will close March 14th.

Alpha Workshop 2020

The 18th annual Alpha Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Workshop for Young Writers (ages 14 – 19) was held digitally from Wednesday, July 22 to Sunday, August 2, 2020.

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Alpha 2020 Group Photo

Alpha 2020 Group Photo

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