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The Creative Writing MFA Handbook: A Guide for Prospective Graduate Students

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The Creative Writing MFA Handbook guides prospective graduate students through the difficult process of researching, applying to, and choosing graduate schools in creative writing. The handbook includes profiles of fifty creative writing programs, guidance through the application process, advice from current professors and students including George Saunders, Aimee Bender, Tracy K. Smith, and Geoffrey Wolff, and the most comprehensive listings of graduate writing programs in and outside the United States. The handbook also includes special sections about Low-Residency writing programs, Ph.D. programs, publishing in literary journals, and workshop and teaching advice. In a remarkably concise, user-friendly fashion, The Creative Writing MFA Handbook answers as many questions as possible, and is packed with information, advice, and experience. This second edition updates and builds upon the first edition, which was published in 2005 to great acclaim and contains a vastly expanded ranking of current creative writing programs.

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This handbook for prospective MFA students in creative writing provides information on writing programs, their details, components, and requirements. Included are interviews and answers to questions by program directors, professors, graduates, and students, advice on the application process and choosing a program, and discussion of teaching, writing workshops, publishing in literary magazines, and what to do after the degree. New to this edition are chapters profiling and ranking programs, and discussing low-residency and PhD programs. The listings formerly at the back of the book have been omitted and placed online. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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The Creative Writing MFA Handbook guides prospective graduate students through the difficult process of researching, applying to, and choosing graduate schools in creative writing. The handbook includes profiles of fifty creative writing programs, guidance through the application process, advice from current professors and students including George Saunders, Aimee Bender, Tracy K. Smith, and Geoffrey Wolff, and the most comprehensive listings of graduate writing programs in and outside the United States. The handbook also includes special sections about Low-Residency writing programs, Ph.D. programs, publishing in literary journals, and workshop and teaching advice. In a remarkably concise, user-friendly fashion, The Creative Writing MFA Handbook answers as many questions as possible, and is packed with information, advice, and experience. This second edition updates and builds upon the first edition, which was published in 2005 to great acclaim and contains a vastly expanded ranking of current creative writing programs.

Table of Contents

Preface Chapter 1: The Basics Chapter 2: What to Look For In a Creative Writing Program Chapter 2A: Criteria Chapter 3: The Programs Chapter 3A: Note to Program Directors Chapter 4: The Application Process Chapter 4A: Application Checklist Chapter 5: Decision Time Chapter 6: Your Creative Writing Program Chapter 6A: The Low-Residency Experience: An Interview with Scott McCabe Chapter 6B: The Workshop Chapter 6C: Your Teaching Chapter 6D: Publishing in Literary Journals Afterword: "Counterpoint: A Guide to the MFA and Beyond from an Outsider Who Became an Insider" by Adam Johnson Appendix A: Interviews Appendix B: Links to Reading Lists Appendix C: Helpful Online Sources Appendix D: List of Programs Appendix D1: Masters Programs in Creative Writing Appendix D2: Ph.D. Writing Programs Appendix D3: Low-Residency MFA Programs Appendix D4: Graduate Writing Programs outside the U.S Acknowledgements

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ISBN:
9780826428868
Author:
Kealey, Tom
Publisher:
Continuum
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Abramson, Seth
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Dreifus, Erika
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Dreifus, Erika
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Abramson, Seth
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Academic
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
Rhetoric
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Creative writing (Higher education)
Subject:
Graduate students -- United States.
Subject:
Reference-Student Writing Guides
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Reference/Writing
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Composition & Creative Writing
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.77 x 5.36 x 0.69 in

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The Creative Writing MFA Handbook guides prospective graduate students through the difficult process of researching, applying to, and choosing graduate schools in creative writing. The handbook includes profiles of fifty creative writing programs, guidance through the application process, advice from current professors and students including George Saunders, Aimee Bender, Tracy K. Smith, and Geoffrey Wolff, and the most comprehensive listings of graduate writing programs in and outside the United States. The handbook also includes special sections about Low-Residency writing programs, Ph.D. programs, publishing in literary journals, and workshop and teaching advice. In a remarkably concise, user-friendly fashion, The Creative Writing MFA Handbook answers as many questions as possible, and is packed with information, advice, and experience. This second edition updates and builds upon the first edition, which was published in 2005 to great acclaim and contains a vastly expanded ranking of current creative writing programs.

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