Alena McNamara is a writer of fiction and non-fiction.

Their short fiction publications include "The Day the God Died" in Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories (Twelfth Planet Press, 2014; Tiptree Honor List) and "As Large as Alone," reprinted in Year's Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction 2013 (Twelfth Planet Press, 2013). Their fiction has appeared in Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Crossed Genres Magazine, and Lightning Cake.

Alena's non-fiction writing has appeared in Fireside Magazine. From 2009 to 2015, Alena was an Associate Editor at Ideomancer.

Alena is a graduate of the 2008 Odyssey Workshop and Viable Paradise XV, lives in central Massachusetts, and works as a botanic garden librarian. Their website is