Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Publications, Applications

Q: Hi Tom,

Do you know if, when MFA programs ask you to list your publications,
they're talking about publications in "real" magazines? I haven't been
published yet, but my work has appeared in the college literary
magazine. Does that count as a publication? Should I list it? Or is it
better to leave it all blank?

Thank you!

--Underage and Unpublished

A: I would put anything on there. The college Lit Magazine is a good one... Honestly though, it doesn't matter too much. The Committee will either be a fan of a student's work or not. Rock on.


Fairy said...

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e. moya said...

I included my publication in my school's literary journal.