Work in Progress

Zero Tolerance, a novel about U.S. Immigration
(complete at 98k words; querying agents)



Will Kill for Food - Scott AlumbaughWill Kill for Food — one of three winning novellas of the 2014 Black Hill Press Summer Writing Project.


Short Stories

Fire Illness” – Runner up, 2017 Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize, Hunger Mountain (Matt Bell, judge)

“The Rides of March” – StoryQuarterly (Issue No. 51)

“Sailing Lessons” – Meat for Tea  (Volume 13, Issue 1)

San Andreas’ Fault” – Black Fork Review (Issue 2)

“DACAmented” – Kestrel (Issue 42, Spring 2020)



Sailing on San Francisco Bay
Sailing on San Francisco Bay

Bay Crossings

Essays on seamanship, the art and skill of boat handling, published in Bay Crossings. To read the articles, go to Bay Crossings’s website and search “alumbaugh.”



Creative Nonfiction

Leaving Tandem Properties at the start of the 2009 Gold Rush Randonnée

Dead Fucking Last: Riding the Gold Rush Randonnée

An extended piece documenting my experience riding in the 2009 Gold Rush Randonnée, a 750-mile cycling event that runs from Davis, CA to the Oregon border and back.

“Peanut Butter” – little somethings press (Issue 2, Spring 2020)


Interviews and Events

Stories on Stage–Sacramento (Performance)
Videotaped reading of Scott’s short story “San Andreas’ Fault” by actor Ethan Ireland on June 28, 2019 at Stories on Stage–Sacramento.

Stories on Stage–Sacramento (Interview)
Interview with Sue Staats (Director of Stories on Stage Sacramento) in advance of a reading of Scott’s story “San Andreas’ Fault in June 2019.

Stories on Stage–Davis (Performance)
Videotaped reading of Scott’s short story “Sailing Lessons” by actor Lisa Halko on January 12, 2019. Stories on Stage-Davis.


Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour (Radio)
Radio interview with Dr. Andy Jones, broadcast on KDVS on December 26, 2018.

Clip from a now-lost video I made for Black Hills Press


The How and the Why (Podcast)
A phone interview with Jon-Barrett Ingals for Black Hills Press’s podcast, The How & the Why. In the interview, I talk get to talk about my novella “Will Kill for Food,” my writing process, and related topics. The podcast is 30 minutes long, and involves two interviews. Mine is the second. If you want to skip ahead, it starts a few seconds after the 14 minute mark.