Sunday, November 13, 2005

Summary of the Creative Writing MFA Handbook

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.


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

1 comment:

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