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Category: November 2017
Surviving Grad School & the “Me too” Campaign & Weinstein & Literally Everything Else
Image Credit: torbakhopper cw: sexual assault After the countless hours I spent last year on sexual assault prevention techniques and safe/consensual sex seminars, I felt confident in my victimhood. For me, fighting against the systemic powers that reinforce toxic masculinity has changed the way I see my place in it all. From being a struggling,… Continue reading Surviving Grad School & the “Me too” Campaign & Weinstein & Literally Everything Else
Your MFA is a Team Sport
Photo credit: Eric Wong, Basketball Hoop I’ve always been a highly competitive person. At five years old, I started figure skating. Adorned with pink sequins and doing my best bunny hops and swizzles to the tune of Captain Kangeroo, my mom had to teach me that it was not okay to cheer when my competitors… Continue reading Your MFA is a Team Sport
Free Writing Sample Review for Trans*/GNC/POC Fiction Writers!
Image Credit: Bruce Guenter The below service is not affiliated with/being conducted by The MFA Years. We were asked to advertise it on our website and we're happy to do so as it's an incredibly generous offer! The readers are current MFA fiction students. Please read ALL of the guidelines before sending in your sample.… Continue reading Free Writing Sample Review for Trans*/GNC/POC Fiction Writers!
Deadlines, Deadlines, Deadlines
Photo credit: Henrique Simplicio I've developed a complicated relationship with deadlines. On the one hand, I'm super thankful for them. It's not every day people ask you to write, much less read your work closely and give thoughtful feedback. Also, deadlines give me structure and keep me productive. On the other hand, getting bogged down… Continue reading Deadlines, Deadlines, Deadlines