I applied to Stegner for fiction and then I thought, heck, here's this nice writing sample, why don't I just send it off to a couple MFA programs?
So I am.
Naturally, the process of applying is way more involved than I had imagined, especially dealing with cover letters. I find myself worrying about my apps more than my writing practice which is a bummer but it will make sense if I get in and get some fancy scholarship. I've accepted that that's how it's gonna be over the next couple weeks.
What are the cover letters for?
I'm applying to Columbia because I like their faculty and I like how it's part of the Fine Arts department and because I'd like to live in New York.
And because you want to pay for the whole thing yourself? Sorry, I couldn't resist.
I'm applying to Syracuse because I love George Saunders and want to work with him.
Where else should I apply?
I am very serious, devoted, opininiated, intellectual, prolific, hip, scholarly, urban, artsy. I want a program with good faculty, where I have a lot of independence but where I will be challenged and a lot will be expected of me. I have a BFA and a fine arts background. I don't want low-res. I currently live in SF but will move. I will consider international.