Did you all see this article 5 Alternatives To a Creative Writing MFA over at Galley Cat?
Alternative #3: "Join a low-residency creative writing program."
A couple of folks left comments about the cost of low-residency programs - all valid points. My concern is that the author seems to think you can "join" a program (no, you must apply) ... and most (not all, but most) low-residency creative writing programs are MFA programs.
Anyone else wonder how low-residency programs made the 5 Alternatives list?