Magazine Articles Tagged With MFA programs

Apple Settles E-book Suit, Jhumpa Lahiri Joins Princeton Faculty, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.17.14

South Carolina governor okays penalty for LGBT literature; Los Angeles seeks new poet laureate; the effects of the Internet on the novel; and other news.

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A Look Inside the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, George Packer on Amazon, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.11.14

Amazon’s editorial director offers a bevy of love stories for Valentine’s Day; Open Road will acquire digital publisher E-Reads; Eric Bennett details his time at the venerable Iowa Writers’ Workshop; and other news.

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Ten Best Debut Novels of 2013, Rick Riordan on Getting Published, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.10.13

Jason Diamond picks his ten favorite debut novels of 2013; Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selected Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings as its latest pick; best-selling author Rick Riordan shares his thoughts on getting published; and other news.

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Degrees of Value: What Happens After the MFA Program?

by Michael Bourne

Special Section

Posted 9.1.13

Michael Bourne

Contributing editor Michael Bourne reconnects with eight former classmates from the MFA program at San Francisco State University to see where the degree has taken them.

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The Aha! Moment: Wendy Rawlings of the MFA program at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa

by Michael Bourne

Special Section

Posted 9.1.13

Michael Bourne

In this continuing series, an MFA program director reveals which details and devices caught her eye in the personal statement of a recently admitted student.

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2014 MFA Index

by Staff

Special Section

Posted 9.1.13

Staff

A roundup of 78 leading full-residency programs, including a comparative look at funding, student-faculty ratio, job placement, and more; plus a roundup of 26 leading low-residency programs.

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A Crapshoot You Can Bet On: The Psychology of Applying to MFA Programs

by Benjamin Hedin

Special Section

Posted 9.1.13

Benjamin Hedin

If you are applying to MFA programs this fall, what should you believe once e-mails and phone calls informing you of your fate start rolling in? Can the decision be dismissed as having nothing incontroverible to say about your promise as a writer, or is it in fact an accurate assessment of ability? The answer, it turns out, is both.

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From Corporate to Creative: Leaving a Career to Pursue an MFA

by Laura Maylene Walter

Special Section

Posted 9.1.13

Laura Maylene Walter

A survey of writers, including the author herself, who left established careers to earn an MFA in creative writing.

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2014 MFA Index: Further Reading

by Seth Abramson

Online Exclusive

Online Only, posted 8.31.13

September/October 2013

A comprehensive article about how we compiled the 2014 MFA Index of full- and low-residency programs, featured in the September/October 2013 issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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The MFA From Nowhere: A Free Creative Writing Education

by Leigh Stein

Special Section

Posted 8.21.13

Leigh Stein

A poet with two published books but no MFA, Leigh Stein has nevertheless benefited from the proliferation of creative writing programs.

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