Jan 31, 2007, 1:22 PM
Post #64 of 353
I applied to Electronic Fiction as well as Fiction.
Re: [Junior Maas] When does Brown notify its applicants?
My general feelings, after looking at the pedigree of past Electronic Writers at Brown (and they do only accept one a year) is that my chances of getting in are the same as winning the lottery, and then having a bolt of lightning vaporize my lotto ticket while I wave it around shrieking.
Almost exclusively the past Electronic Writers have already had a Masters in Computer Science or Design. They have also come to the program boasting design contracts with companies like Nike, or personal projects that boggle the mind of your day-to-day humble HTML writer. If anyone's interested, I can pass on the names and links that Persephassa was good enough to share with me.
The best way to think about it I feel is as a fellowship. It's one person a year; that's not a workshop!
That said, I applied to both because I wanted to effectively double my portfolio submission, and show what I'm capable of in different mediums. The fiction program, as I understand it, offers probably many and most of the same opportunities the EW gets, if one is intrepid and daring.
Good luck to everyone! I'm doing my best to forget about grad school and get on with life, so I don't torture myself to death like last year.