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A Crapshoot You Can Bet On: The Psychology of Applying to MFA Programs

by Benjamin Hedin

Special Section

September/October 2013

<p>If you are applying to MFA programs this fall, what should you believe once e-mails and phone calls informing you of your fate start rolling in? Can the decision be dismissed as having nothing incontroverible to say about your promise as a writer, or is it in fact an accurate assessment of ability? The answer, it turns out, is both.</p>

From Corporate to Creative: Leaving a Career to Pursue an MFA

by Laura Maylene Walter

Special Section

September/October 2013

<p>A survey of writers, including the author herself, who left established careers to earn an MFA in creative writing.</p>

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Online Exclusive

September/October 2013

A comprehensive article about how we compiled the 2014 MFA Index of full- and low-residency programs, featured in the September/October 2013 issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

The MFA From Nowhere: A Free Creative Writing Education

by Leigh Stein

Special Section

September/October 2013

<p>A poet with two published books but no MFA, Leigh Stein has nevertheless benefited from the proliferation of creative writing programs.</p>

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Daily News

Apple CEO Tim Cook testified today in front of a Senate committee to answer questions about Apple's use of tax loopholes; audiences at Cannes were given a taste of Shane Salerno's Salinger documentary; Choire Sicha looks as Blake Bailey's new biography, Farther & Wilder: The Lost Weekends and Literary Dreams of Charles Jackson; and other news.

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Daily News

Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby will open the Cannes Film Festival; Random House announced new terms for its new genre imprint author contracts; a roundup of AWP 2013 recaps from conference veterans Steve Almond, Roxane Gay, and Julianna Baggott; and other news.

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Daily News

The DOJ has approved the merger of Random House and Penguin; fourteen poets reveal their favorite love poems for Valentine’s Day; Library Lournal takes the pulse of today’s erotic fiction; and other news.

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Daily News

Simon & Schuster will release a biography of the late J. D. Salinger this fall; Dale Smith looks at the life and work of Beat poet Diane di Prima; a feature film is in the works of Joan Didion's 1977 novel A Book of Common Prayer; and other news.

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Daily News

Stephen King has released a Kindle Single; Robert Polito has been named the Poetry Foundation’s new president; Jonathan Ames and actor Jason Schwartzman are working on a film adaptation of Bernard Malamud's Pictures of Fidelman; and other news.

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James Lasdun details how it feels to be stalked by a former MFA student; Ms. magazine lists its favorite books of poetry by women for 2012; David Sedaris explains why he allowed a film adaptation of his essay “C.O.G."; and other news.

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