Those of you who've been following for a while may have read the post I wrote this summer about my experiences at the absolutely awesome Alpha Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror residential writers' workshop for teens. If you haven't, go check it out before you keep reading!
A few weeks ago Sarah Brand, a fellow Alpha alumna who was on staff last year, asked if I'd put together a short video detailing what Alpha's all about. The product of that conversation is posted below, and I encourage anyone who is/knows a teen writer who loves speculative fiction to check it out. Alpha was one of the most incredibly experiences of my life, and has forever changed my perspective towards the craft, as well as given me some wonderful friends.
To apply, you submit a 2000-6000 SF/F/H short story plus an online application by March 1st, 2012. Fellow writers, get cracking, and feel free to email me with questions about Alpha or with updates about how your submission stories are going. Ask me how mine's going! (Yes, I'm re-applying this year. It was that good.)