Alena McNamara is a writer of short stories and (unpublished) novels.

Her short fiction publications include a story in the 2014 Tiptree Honor List-recognized Kaleidoscope (Rios and Krasnostein, eds.) and a story, "As Large as Alone", reprinted in the 2013 Year's Best YA Speculative Fiction (Rios and Krasnostein, eds.). "Starling Road" is forthcoming in Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet #33. Other stories have appeared in Crossed Genres Magazine and Lightning Cake.

From 2009 to 2015, she was an Associate Editor at Ideomancer.

She is a graduate of the 2008 Odyssey Workshop and Viable Paradise XV. She lives near Boston and works in an academic library. Her website is alenamcnamara.com.