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September/October 2013

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

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

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September/October 2013

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

Degrees of Value: What Happens After the MFA Program?

by Michael Bourne

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September/October 2013

<p>Contributing editor Michael Bourne reconnects with eight former classmates from the MFA program at San Francisco State University to see where the degree has taken them.</p>

The Aha! Moment: Wendy Rawlings of the MFA program at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa

by Michael Bourne

Special Section

September/October 2013

<p class="p1">In this continuing series, an MFA program director reveals which details and devices caught her eye in the personal statement of a recently admitted student.</p>

2014 MFA Index

by Staff

Special Section

September/October 2013

<p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">A roundup of 78 leading full-residency programs, including a comparative look at funding, student-</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">faculty ratio, job placement, and more; plus a roundup of 26 leading low-residency programs.</span></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.

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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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