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I'm cheating a bit--I did not apply this year, but I'm going to next January. I'm posting here to see if anyone applied to the University of Oregon (my top choice), and if they would be willing to drop me some information/advice about that program specifically. Thanks!Sarah Allen(my creative writing blog)
Poetry:University of MichiganBrown UniversityColumbia College ChicagoUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonI'm assuming it'll be another month before I hear anything . . .
FICTION:University of Massachusetts at AmherstUniversity of Minnesota at MinneapolisUniversity of Texas at AustinBrown UniversityCornell UniversityWashington University in St. LouisUniversity of MichiganSyracuse UniversityIndiana University at BloomingtonIowa Writer's WorkshopHollins UniversityUniversity of Oregon at EugeneLouisiana State University at Baton RougeJohns Hopkins University
As of right now...Fiction:School of the Art Institute of ChicagoColumbia College Chicago
My list is a bit different than most of the posters here. I've applied to schools in the SF Bay Area only (for many reasons, but the biggest one being love...for the area and a certain person). It seems ALL my shcools don't notify applicants till mid-March so, needless to say I am dying of anxiety!! And it's gonna be a long time comin'Fiction:USFSFSUSt. Mary'sMillsCCASJSU
@Sarah Allen: I applied to University of Oregon. If you have any questions about the application process, feel free to hit me up in the mailbag or at firstname.lastname@example.orgAlso, I know I posted my list once here and once on the facebook group (as Kat in both places) before I'd finished applying, so I'll refrain from posting again, just to save Seth's peace of mind. :-)
Okay. Here's my absurdly long list for fiction:VirginiaAlabamaMinnesotaCornellIowaNotre DameSyracuseOregonVanderbiltBrownPurdueWashington U St. LouisUCSDIndiana
this time without long-winded, inappropriately-placed question about LOR.Very short list, for CNF:George MasonUNC WilmingtonNotre Dame (prose)/goes back to obsessively checking gmail
poetryBrooklyn CollegeColumbia College ChicagoThe New SchoolUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst
Fiction:Columbia College ChicagoNorthern MichiganMichiganIowaBrownNew HampshireVanderbiltEastern Michigan (MA in CW-Fiction)
I guess it's never too late to leave a list...Fiction:BrownColumbiaCornellIndianaIowaJohns HopkinsNYUMichiganUniversity of Nevada-Las VegasPenn StateSchool of the Art Institute of ChicagoSyracuseTexas- AustinUC- IrvineVanderbiltVirginiaWest VirginiaWestern Michigan
University of MinnesotaUniversity of MichiganUniversity of Iowaall in Fiction. Yeep!
Poetry:CornellUMass AmherstIndianaPurdueIowa Washington St. LouisIndianaUVAUNC GreensboroOregon
Fiction.IowaUT Austin, MichenerUT Austin (for the MA in creative writing)SyracuseVirginiaArizona StateCornellBrownMichiganI'm going nuts with anticipation. I think I'd consent to an afternoon of waterboarding if it meant I could find out right now. cheney said it's not real torture anyway, and cheney's never been wrong before. i think it might be worth it
I'm kind of like @Anna, in that I only applied to full residency programs in the state of Florida.For Poetry:UFFSUUSFUCFFAUFIUand Miami-UCF should be notifying next weekend (gulp)
For fiction, in vague order of dear-god-please:1. Michigan2. Cornell3. Iowa4. Wash U, St. Louis5. Florida6. Brown7. UC Irvine
in poetry.iowasyracuseoregonwashington u (in st.louis)indiana vanderbilt lsumontanasouth carolinaminnesotavirginiahunter
Poetry:NYUThe New SchoolHunter CollegeUT Austin - MichenerSan Francisco StateCalifornia College of the ArtsSaint Mary's CollegeWon't hear for another month, which is groovy, because I have an enormous research paper to finish. Nice distraction from the stress.
Fiction:Rutgers (Newark)HopkinsIowaIndianaSyracusePenn StateUMass (Amherst)CNF:IowaHollinsMinnesotaArizonaPittsburgh
Fiction:AlabamaUniversity of FloridaIndianaNotre DameUNC GreensboroUNC WilmingtonVanderbiltHollinsGeorge Mason
My list (for fiction), in order of application deadline:Colorado StateAlabamaMichiganSyracuseColorado at BoulderHollinsFloridaIdahoBoise StateWest VirginiaWyomingSIUCMississippiMcNeese
Poetry: University of MichiganAustin- MichenerHoustonWashington UniversityVanderbiltUniversity of OregonCornellSyracuse Good luck everyone!
Fiction:UVAWest VirginiaSyracuseIowaIndianaWashington, St. LouisMinnesotaUNC, Wilmington
my little underdog schools. all CNF:minnesota state @ moorheadminnesota state @ mankatohamlineflorida atlantic
Poetry, in a kind of order:MinnesotaIowaCornellColorado--BoulderIndianaPittsburghPurdueMissouri (PhD)
Fiction:Miami Ohio -MAOld DominionUniversity of MichiganIowaHoustonOregonBowling GreenNotre DameSouthern IllinoisUIUC
Fiction:BrownSyracuseSIUCWashington Univ.-St.LouisMinnesotaIowaASUColoradoIndianaGood luck all!
Daj - saw that Pittsburgh is on your list. I'm actually there right now for my undergrad. I like it. :)
Fiction/Creative Non-Fiction (where offered)1. Colorado State University, Fort Collins2. George Mason University3. Portland State University4. University of Colorado, Boulder5. Iowa Writers' Workshop6. Columbia College Chicago7. University of Oregon, Eugene8. University of California, Riverside9. California State University, San Bernardino10. University of Nevada, Las Vegas11. Otis College (accepted via phone today)
Poetry: Old Dominion UniversityUniversity of MarylandVirginia Commonwealth UniversityUMass AmherstVanderbilt UniversityMcNeese State University
Jackie: congratulations on Otis, and way to bury the lede!
Poetry:Johns HopkinsHollinsVirginiaSouth CarolinaVirginia TechOregonIndianaMinnesotaBoise StateIowaSyracuseMassachusetts, Amherst
For fiction, in no specific order...ColoradoArkansasWashington U (St. Louis)IowaLSUOle MissMinnesotaVirginiaUCSD
I applied to 9 schools total- 4 full residency programs and 5 low residency programs. All were for poetry.Brooklyn CollegeHunter CollegeUniversity of IowaUniversity of California- IrvineBennington CollegePacific Lutheran UniversitySpalding UniversityVermont College of Fine ArtsWarren Wilson College
Urbanist, I honestly had just finished typing out the schools I had applied to during my lunch break when I got the call! Otis was the last school I listed so I added the tid bit at the end. Such a bad journalist I am.
I posted once before, but now I get to post my FINAL list because I sent my last application last night. Feels good! This is the same list I posted a few weeks ago, except that I decided not to apply to Brooklyn.Here we go (in no order):BrownUC IrvineIowaHunterUC RiversideStony Brook SouthamptonSt. Mary's CollegeThe New School
FictionUMass Amherst (admitted 2/3/11 by phone)BrownCornellWash U St. LouisNYUSyracuseColumbiaIowaMontanaEmersonUNHUMass BostonHunter
Here's my list of applications for fiction: UMass AmherstColumbiaSarah LawrenceBoston UniversityGood luck everyone!
Here is my list for poetry:Washington University in St. LouisIndiana UniversityOregon State UniversityGeorgia College & State UniversityGeorgia State UniversityBoston UniversityWarren Wilson College
MFA Playwriting:BrownYaleNYUNorthwesternIowaUCSDUCLARutgers :)
My list, FICTION:UMass--AmherstIowaMinnesotaVirginiaSyracuseMontaanaOregonWashington Univeristy--St. LouisUCSDSouth Carolina
A new program for you to consider:www.okcu.edu/english/RedEarthMFAIt’s Your TimeThe Red Earth Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing at Oklahoma City University offers you the opportunity to escape your busy life to pursue your writing passions. Housed at a private university in an urban yet quiet setting, the program connects you with experienced creative and professional writers who will nurture your creative talent in workshops, peer groups, and individual instruction. The Red Earth MFA program gives you a chance to concentrate on your writing while working with like-minded communicators who, like you, wish to grow creatively and professionally in a collaborative environment.Tailored CourseworkThe Red Earth MFA is a two-year graduate program. It includes five residencies, one each summer and each winter plus one at the end of the program, for periods of approximately ten days. Students work with faculty mentors to create a manuscript-length work of creative prose in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, screenwriting, or another creative genre with the approval of the program director. The program allows students to continue with their professional lives as they devote short amounts of time to the residencies and then do the their class work remotely from home with the guidance of a faculty mentor.At the residencies students not only attend classes but also work with a faculty mentor within small workshop groups with their peers. Students will complete twelve hours of course work each fall and spring semester for two years, for a total of 48 hours. Students finish four semesters of off-campus study by completing both packet work with their individual mentor as well as participating in online workshops, fostering a community of writers that is sustained beyond the residencies while allowing the student to return home during the semester’s coursework. The final residency will include a public reading and defense of the thesis.Strands:Unique to the Red Earth MFA are the professional writing and pedagogy strands. Students may elect to study with professional writers and writing instructors in online formats during the semester to learn about editing, professional communications, and teaching writing. With approval of the program director and their faculty mentor, students can also elect to do individual study with their faculty mentor in the professional writing or pedagogy strands for credit.Students who elect to concentrate in either the professional writing or pedagogy strand take a minimum of six credit hours in either concentration. Students can also fashion their own strand concentration with their faculty advisor(s) with the permission of the advisor(s) and program director and do not have to participate in the strands if they choose to focus exclusively on their creative writing.Please contact MFA Director Danita Berg at drberg @ okcu.edu if you have questions!
Fiction:NYUHunterBrooklynQueensNew SchoolSarah LawrenceHollinsEmerson
Poetry:UVACornellVirginia TechHollins University
Poetry:Johns HopkinsMassachusetts, AmherstNYUIowaVirginiaWashington University, St. LouisMinnesotaIndianaOregon
Seth, I added McNeese to my list. Sent my sample there tonight :)
Updated list:IowaMichiganBrownVanderbiltNorthern MichiganColumbia College ChicagoNew HampshireMcNeeseFlorida Atlantic
Woops, in fiction. :)
I added McNeese to my list (because their app process is the balls!)Fiction:IowaMichiganVandyWash UBamaIndianaNotre DameSUICOle MissMcNeese
poetry:iowasothern illinoiswashington u (st. louis)indianaboise statewyomingarizona statevirginiacreative non-fiction:arizonapittsburghnew schooliowaminnesota
Poetry:Michener UT WashUU WisconnsinU MinnesotaU Nevada (Vegas!) Iowa Writers' WorkshopU ArizonaU New OrleansU PittsburghU KansasOleMissMcNeeseWyomingU North Carolina Willmington
I've noticed not too many people are applying to MFA programs in both genres. I'd be interested to hear the struggles of others who had to do that. For me it included getting two different sets of 3 recommendations (probably unnecessary, but I did it anyway), and then of course the assembling of two different writing portfolios, and two types of statements. It wound up being a pretty huge pain, actually, and I'm not sure I'll do that again next year, if I don't have any luck this time around.Iowa and Montana allowed for application to multiple genres, so I sent them both my application packets.Anyone else enjoying the fun of two different genres of applications?Poetry: George MasonSouthern IllinoisCornellMichiganWisconsinOregonIdahoVirginia TechIowaMontana Fiction: WyomingSyracuseBowling Green StateMississippiUC IrvineMinnesotaIowaMontana
Very interesting post! Thanks for keeping us informed.
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