As in previous years, a group of Alpha alumni are working hard to raise money for the workshop’s scholarship fund. Alpha is committed to ensuring that no talented young writer must decline to attend for financial reasons. In recent years, the generosity of Alpha alumni, who have not only donated to the scholarship fund but also spent countless hours producing fundraisers that reach out to the wider speculative fiction community, has been instrumental in helping us meet this goal.
This year, fourteen Alpha alumni have written and illustrated an anthology containing nine flash stories, which they are offering as a gift in return for donations of any amount. You can donate here.
We could talk about why you should donate–how Alpha is changing many young writers’ lives for the better and helping to develop the next generation of speculative fiction writers–but several of our alumni have already covered that, and very eloquently, in short interviews conducted by Alpha alumni Sarah Brand (2006 & 2007) and Sarah Hollowell (2009 & 2010). You can read the first week of interviews here:
- Rachel Grinti (2002 & 2003)
- Jill Hardy (2004 & 2005)
- Malina Suity (2005 & 2006)
- Rachel Halpern (2007 & 2008)
- Lara Donnelly (2007 & 2008)
Every donation makes a difference, so if you’re able to give at all, whether it’s $5 or $500 or somewhere in between, we are very grateful for your support.