I've been sending various stories for Probability Amplitudes (my first collection) through the alpha reading process. I use the Critters Workshop as my alpha reading platform. Critters is an online community of writers who agree to critique one another. When I post my stories, it’s not unusual for me to get a dozen critiques or more, at least for my shorter pieces.
I have a couple of stories left in the initial batch. My next steps are to identify issues mentioned more than once, and to make the relevant revisions. Then, it’s on to beta!
Actually, it’s not quite that simple. I may want to expand stories, swap-in others, or even increase the number of stories.
Regardless, the project is moving forward. I hope you’re as excited as I am to see the finished product! :)