Alpha Taking Applications

Are you a young writer? Ever thought of going to writing boot camp?

If so, here’s quick word from my pals at the Alpha Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Worship for Young Writers:

“The Alpha SF/F/H Workshop for Young Writers (ages 14-19) will be held July 18-27, 2012 in Pittsburgh, PA. At Alpha, students can meet others who share their interest in writing science fiction, fantasy, and horror. They can learn about writing and publishing from guest authors, including Tamora Pierce and Kij Johnson. Also, they will write and revise a short story during the workshop. Applications are due March 1, 2012.”

Click here to learn more and apply.

“Also, alumni of the workshop are raising money for the workshop’s scholarship fund, which assists Alpha students who need financial aid in order to attend. We have organized an auction, which begins today at noon, with items donated by authors and editors such as George R. R. Martin, Tamora Pierce, John Joseph Adams, Elizabeth Bear, Ellen Kushner, Theodora Goss, Karen Healey, and more. In addition, an anthology of flash fiction written and illustrated by Alpha alumni is available in return for donations of any amount. The auction will run January 13-20, with other donations welcome anytime.”

Click here for more on the auction.

19 thoughts on “Alpha Taking Applications

  1. Yeah, I wish I could go, too!!
    But I can`t because…
    1. I`m only 13
    2. I live no where near Pittsburgh, PA.
    🙁 🙁 🙁

  2. Ah, I’m old enough to go but I’m already booked this summer. Maybe next summer?

    This sounds super cool, though,

  3. Hi, I’m an alumna of the Alpha Workshop. Thank you so much for posting about us!

    To those of you who mentioned being too far away, don’t let that stop you from applying! We’ve had students from all over the United States, Canada, the UK, and even New Zealand. Obviously flights aren’t cheap, but that’s why Alpha has a scholarship fund… to help offset some of the costs of attending for those who couldn’t afford it otherwise. It’s an amazing experience and I recommend it wholeheartedly.

  4. Yah comment 14! Um sadly I’m not old enough,and I live in Florida so that out of the question…*pouts*

  5. This is really, really bizarre, but I live uber-close to Pittsburgh and fit the specified requirements! So looking into this!

  6. I don’t live anywhere close to Pittsburgh, but I wrote a story in a few weeks, and actually applied (that kind of thing is kinda big for me)! I’m just hoping I get accepted! OH, PLEASE LET ME GET ACCEPTED, WHATEVER MIGHTY HIGHER POWER IS UP THERE!!!! *looks up*

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