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 for CRAFT Literary.


  • Wigleaf

  • Atticus Review

  • Pithead Chapel

  • matchbook

  • Okay Donkey

  • Pigeon Pages

  • The Puritan

  • Little Patuxent Review

  • Flock

  • Construction

  • Craft

  • Ficton Writers Review

  • Empty House Press

  • Rejection Letters

  • Emrys Journal Online

  • Entropy

  • Visual Verse

  • Unbroken

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

selected fiction

celestial unbeing


fire sale

everything must go


prix fixe

saint nobody

pot roast

hazardous to sea life

selected craft & other writing

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


eye of the storm: interlude in the 

penultimate space


it worked for beer

  • 2021 Longlist, Wigleaf Top 50

  • 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