Alyson is a writer from New Jersey with an MFA from Warren Wilson College. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, for Best Small Fictions, and Best Microfictions.  She works as an editorial consultant and creative writing instructor.

Publications​

  • Colorado Review (forthcoming)

  • Alaska Quarterly Review (forthcoming)

  • DIAGRAM (forthcoming)

  • Passages North (print only)

  • The Journal

  • Wigleaf

  • WAS Quarterly

  • Atticus Review

  • Pithead Chapel

  • matchbook

  • Okay Donkey

  • Pigeon Pages

  • Husk Zine

  • Exposition Review

  • The Puritan

  • Little Patuxent Review

  • Construction

  • Craft

  • Flock

  • Ficton Writers Review

  • Empty House Press

  • Rejection Letters

  • Emrys Journal Online

  • Entropy

  • Visual Verse

  • Unbroken

  • The Common Breath - The Middle of a Sentence (anthology)

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selected flash fiction

watersports 
&
the candy striper pockets a note...

her own bear now

hazardous to sea life

fire sale

decoys

vigil

pot roast

prix fixe

celestial unbeing

selected short fiction

everything must go

saint nobody

sapling

selected craft 

the grind: revelatory repetition in

edward p. jones’s

“an orange line train to ballston”

more with less : limited setting 

eye of the storm: interlude in the 

penultimate space

PT I

eye of the storm: interlude in the 

penultimate space

PT II

 
fun stuff

wigleaf isolation playlist

track 16

it worked for beer

 
 
recognitions
  • 2022 Best Small Fictions nomination, Exposition Review, "Vigil"

  • 2021 Finalist, Edith Wharton - Straw Dogs Writers Guild - Writer-In-Residence

  • 2021 Honorable Mention, Cincinnati Review's Robert and Adele Schiff Awards

  • 2021 1st Place, Exposition Review's Flash 405 Contest (House Party Theme), "Vigil"

  • 2021 Longlist, Wigleaf Top 50, "Decoys"

  • 2021 Best Microfictions nomination, "Fire Sale"

  • 2020 Longlist, The Forge's Flash Fiction Competition, "Hazardous to Sea Life"

  • 2020 Pushcart Prize nomination, "Prix Fixe"

  • 2020 Best Small Fictions nomination, "Prix Fixe"

  • 2018 Longlist, Prism International's Grouse Grand Lit Prize for V. Short Forms, "Sharon Tate"

  • 2018 Finalist, Page International Screenplay Awards

  • 2017 Semi-Finalist, ScreenCraft Family-Friendly Screenplay Award

 
hire me

Looking for objective feedback on your prose or your screenplay? I am currently taking clients. I'd love to talk to you about how my developmental editing could potentially help your story or script reach its full potential.

Email me for more information about rates and availability. 

"Alyson's genuine curiosity,

honesty, and extensive knowledge make her a wonderful editor."

-Susan P.

"Some of the best feedback I've ever received on my writing. Alyson is efficient, thorough and highly skilled"

-Rachel M.