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The Alpha SF/F/H Workshop for Young Writers is a workshop for writers ages 14-19 who are passionate about writing science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Young writers from as far away as New Zealand have traveled to Greensburg, PA for ten days of intensive writing experience with guest authors such as Tamora Pierce, Ellen Kushner, and Holly Black. For the 2013 workshop, the author guests will be Tamora Pierce, Justine Larbalestier, Scott Westerfeld, and Theodora Goss.

If you want to learn more about Alpha, you can read what previous students have to say about the workshop (short version: it is awesome) or take a look at the list of Alpha graduates’ publications and awards.

As alumni of the workshop, we don’t want any young writer to miss out on something this amazing. So, we’re raising money to support Alpha’s scholarship fund. While the workshop keeps tuition costs as low as possible, some students still need financial aid in order to attend. To that end, fourteen alumni of the workshop have written and illustrated an anthology of flash fiction–our gift to you in return for a donation of any amount.

For updates related to Alpha and to the fundraiser, you can follow us on Twitter @AlphaWorkshop. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at alphawritersworkshop (at) gmail (dot) com.


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