Image: Ignacio B. Peña In the last few weeks I have been reminded of one of the most important lessons when approaching our fiction workshops: it is crucial never to forget to be generous to your fellow writers. When I began the creative writing course here in Edinburgh, we met in a big room… Continue reading Generosity in the Workshop
Tis the season for hearing back from M.F.A programs. Not only are people hearing back about fall but they are still applying to workshops and fellowships for Summer. The next few weeks will determine where cohorts of people land, where people move, what they will pack, where they will live. Anywhere from the next few… Continue reading Lessons in Lasagna For MFA Applicants
For the next two months we'll be asking some of our first year contributors to talk about the post application period and how they dealt with it last year.
As applicants receive long-awaited decisions from schools, some may suddenly find themselves in the enviable yet excruciating position of having to decide between two or more programs. I remember the days of making pro/con lists, justifications to best friends, logical deductions that flew out the window once another factor (money, location, teaching load) added itself… Continue reading What Now? A Prospective Student Guide
Hello hello, Cady again. How are you? Want to hear something neat? My post from last month has garnered thirty-six comments (more actually, but some of those comments were unhelpful and got deleted) along with about 4700 views. Clearly y’all like to get the inside scoop on literary magazine submissions. That’s cool. Always happy to… Continue reading Dealbreakers: Reasons I Vote Not to Accept a Story