Synopses & Reviews
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 students and professors 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.
Guides prospective graduate students through the difficult process of researching, applying to, and choosing graduate schools in creative writing. This handbook includes special sections about Low-Residency writing programs, PhD programs, publishing in literary journals, and workshop and teaching advice.
Table of Contents
PrefaceChapter 1: The BasicsChapter 2: What to Look For In a Creative Writing ProgramChapter 2A: CriteriaChapter 3: The ProgramsChapter 3A: Note to Program DirectorsChapter 4: The Application ProcessChapter 4A: Application ChecklistChapter 5: Decision TimeChapter 6: Your Creative Writing ProgramChapter 6A: The Low-Residency Experience: An Interview with Scott McCabeChapter 6B: The WorkshopChapter 6C: Your TeachingChapter 6D: Publishing in Literary JournalsAfterword: "Counterpoint: A Guide to the MFA and Beyond from an Outsider Who Became an Insider" by Adam JohnsonAppendix A: InterviewsAppendix B: Links to Reading ListsAppendix C: Helpful Online SourcesAppendix D: List of ProgramsAppendix D1: Masters Programs in Creative WritingAppendix D2: Ph.D. Writing ProgramsAppendix D3: Low-Residency MFA ProgramsAppendix D4: Graduate Writing Programs outside the U.SAcknowledgements