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JarvisHTR


Mar 6, 2009, 3:22 PM

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Just got my e-mail rejection from the fiction program. Blah... only good thing about Providence are its kebabs


adadadad


Mar 6, 2009, 4:38 PM

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I suppose the big question(s) for those of us (in poetry) is: Has the program contacted the people whose work they were interested in? Can we count ourselves out of the running if we haven't received an email from Forrest Gander?


lynnhs


Mar 6, 2009, 5:01 PM

Post #253 of 351 (6936 views)
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but seriously, are they sending these emails out over hours?? doesnt that just seem cruel? what does it mean if i didnt get the email?


JarvisHTR


Mar 6, 2009, 5:08 PM

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Could be alphabetical, like some poor cleric is feeding each file into the computer. My last name begins with an 'M,' and I got mine at 1.53pm. Could also be that they are culling off the first round of 'no's, but from what Bunnytutu has said, the decisions have all been made.


swiviol


Mar 6, 2009, 5:32 PM

Post #255 of 351 (6896 views)
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I don't think it's alphabetical - I'm "P" and I got mine at 1:52pm. I bet it's just a batch email they sent out.


Raysen


Mar 6, 2009, 6:15 PM

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I'm not upset about Brown. I just wanted to test the Brown waters to see if my "experimental" fiction is the kind of experimental fiction they're looking for.

It's not.

I'm over it. Just like I'm over Candace Adderley's rejection of my offer to take her to my high school senior prom. And I'm over my second choice Vickie Netherby also turning me down. I'm completely over it.


(This post was edited by Raysen on Mar 6, 2009, 6:15 PM)


JarvisHTR


Mar 7, 2009, 3:38 AM

Post #257 of 351 (6756 views)
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Or is your clock is slow?


achtung00


Mar 7, 2009, 10:40 AM

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What does it mean if you didn't get the e-mail? Does anyone know? I'm about to move to China in five days and would kind of at least like to stop holding my breath.


swiviol


Mar 7, 2009, 11:43 AM

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I don't know, a few people on TSE said that they haven't received one either. I would think it either means you are waitlisted/accepted or perhaps they are doing the emails in batches? That's pretty mean if they're doing them in batches though. :(


jthummel


Mar 9, 2009, 10:30 AM

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  How many people (in fiction) did not get a rejection from Brown? I'm anxious to know if it's a sign I might have a chance, or just a cruel coincidence.


lynnhs


Mar 9, 2009, 11:39 AM

Post #261 of 351 (6529 views)
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You're the third including myself I've seen. Going quickly mad.


achtung00


Mar 9, 2009, 11:59 AM

Post #262 of 351 (6503 views)
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Seriously. I dare someone to call them!


kakalep


Mar 9, 2009, 1:28 PM

Post #263 of 351 (6435 views)
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I'm also curious about poetry folks. Has anyone received a poetry rejection email or just fiction? Denied in 07. Waitlisted in 08. As you can imagine, this wait is a little hard:)


ashirley


Mar 9, 2009, 2:39 PM

Post #264 of 351 (6384 views)
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Just thought I'd post this automated e-mail reply I received today. Thought it might be of use!

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Thank you for writing. If you are an applicant to Brown's MFA program, we expect Brown's acceptance and wait list letters to be sent out by the third week in March. Many but not all of the applicants who do not fall into the two categories noted above have received notification via electronic mail. If you have not heard from Brown yet, please be patient. We do not release decision information in response to phone or electronic queries.

If you have heard from Brown that you have not been accepted, please note that we received in excess of 700 applications for 14 slots. The odds are, alas, very long for the many qualified candidates who've applied.

I review messages Monday through Friday, and typically reply soon after seeing the message. If you do not hear back from me within a business day, please write again, either to prompt me, or in case your message went astray.

all best,

Gale Nelson


kakalep


Mar 9, 2009, 2:46 PM

Post #265 of 351 (6373 views)
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Well, that certainly leaves things wide open--I just need to breath and realize it's just barely the second week in March. Last year I didn't get my waitlist letter until the first week of April. Thanks.


kakalep


Mar 13, 2009, 3:54 PM

Post #266 of 351 (6173 views)
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Oh my god. I just got a call. I got in. Let this be proof of the fact that it takes a whole lot of patience getting in to the right mfa program, but it will pay off, no matter how many tries (even more than 3!) it takes. I am in my office and shaking with excitement, unable to talk about it.


adadadad


Mar 13, 2009, 6:05 PM

Post #267 of 351 (6103 views)
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Oh, man, congratulations. I still haven't heard a word from Brown. Oh, well. Congrats!


felixqvarga


Mar 14, 2009, 3:15 PM

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Congrats, kakalep! I graduated from brown's MFA program (fiction) in '06. Shoot me a PM if you have any questions.


achtung00


Mar 15, 2009, 5:42 AM

Post #269 of 351 (5938 views)
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Congratulations kakalep!

I'm actually in your situation: denied first, then waitlisted last year. I still haven't heard anything, and am assuming the worst, so I'm pretty heartbroken. :(


jthummel


Mar 16, 2009, 7:36 PM

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How many people are still waiting for an answer? Did they call all the fiction people on Friday as well? I am starting to lose my mind...


adadadad


Mar 16, 2009, 8:46 PM

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I am also waiting on Brown. I called them today. I was told that acceptance calls were made on Friday and waitlist letters were sent then, as well. This may only be true for poetry. I'm really not certain.


bunnytutu


Mar 17, 2009, 7:48 PM

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congratulations! let me know if you want to ask me anything about the program.

fingers crossed for all of you who haven't heard.


ericweinstein
Eric Weinstein


Nov 12, 2009, 12:02 PM

Post #273 of 351 (5096 views)
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Application season's in full swing. Who's applying to Brown for the fall 2010 term?


Hans Landa: You'll be shot for this!
Aldo Raine: Nah, I don't think so. More like chewed out. I've been chewed out before.


WanderingTree


Nov 12, 2009, 1:09 PM

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I am for fiction.


morganapple


Nov 12, 2009, 3:18 PM

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I'm applying for poetry. started the online app but nervous to click submit.

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