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patallen


Apr 18, 2007, 7:10 PM

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Anybody have any idea what is going on at Arkansas in fiction? I was waitlisted around March 15, but I haven't heard anything yet.


OldScribe2000


May 13, 2007, 11:33 PM

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Anybody have any idea what is going on at Arkansas in fiction? I was waitlisted around March 15, but I haven't heard anything yet.



Still having problems? Do you need an e-mail address? I work for the University of Arkansas, so I see the director of the MFA Program on a weekly basis. Let me know if you need some help.

But you've probably gotten things worked out by now. Anyway, good luck.


patallen


May 14, 2007, 9:15 PM

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Re: [OldScribe2000] Arkansas Can't Post

Thanks for the offer of help -- I did finally hear from the program -- no room at the inn for me this year. We'll see what happens next year. Best of luck to you, too.


forthedogs


Dec 7, 2007, 11:26 AM

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Re: [patallen] Arkansas Can't Post

anybody apply here this year?

i'm confused about how. is the sample (and the app form available for download) the only thing that needs to be to them first? the form says to send letters, transcripts, gre scores, etc too. but the program site says to send only 3 copies of the sample and the application form.

any light to shed?


bighark


Dec 7, 2007, 11:29 AM

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Re: [JWhelan] Arkansas Can't Post

Arkansas has the best application, hands-down.

Basically, you send your writing samples to the program first. Then, if they like you, they'll invite you to send the rest of your application.


forthedogs


Dec 7, 2007, 11:55 AM

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that is great! so i just send off my 3 copies of the sample and a SASPostcard and the form and hope for the best? I don't, like the form seems to say, send everything except for the app fee?


bighark


Dec 7, 2007, 11:58 AM

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Re: [JWhelan] Arkansas Can't Post

J, it's been a while since I applied to Arkansas. You may want to follow up with them directly since the process may have changed since my experience.

Good luck.


forthedogs


Dec 7, 2007, 12:37 PM

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thanks, bighark. will do.


Glyph


Dec 12, 2007, 4:35 PM

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Re: [JWhelan] Arkansas Can't Post

JWhelan:

If you want to be considered for a Graduate Assistantship, you have to fill out the Graduate Assistantship Application and provide supporting materials, which include: 3 letters of recommendation, GRE scores, transcripts, a critical writing sample, a teaching statement, and answers to a series of questions. This information is not required to be considered for the MFA program, but it is required to be considered for funding.


sonata7


Mar 13, 2008, 10:10 AM

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Re: [Glyph] Arkansas Can't Post

Can anyone offer insight re: the Poetry program at Arkansas?


empiricalhubris


Mar 13, 2008, 9:04 PM

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I haven't heard anything about their poetry program in particular (I'm for fiction), but I called them the other day and their rep said decisions will be coming in the next two weeks or so.


dickenscratch



Mar 17, 2008, 10:21 AM

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Re: [empiricalhubris] Arkansas Can't Post

   I'm in at:
SIUC, with good funding via a TA
U of Maryland - haven't yet told me what funding will be
U of Arkansas - TA, fellowship, and tuition waiver

Waitlisted at Vanderbilt and McNeese (I've ruled out McNeese)

Still have to hear from
Brown
UNCG
Montana
U of Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth
Colorado State

So, supposing that I don't get into any more than the 3 I'm now in, anyone got any advice? Arkansas looks to me like the best program, but it's a four-year program in a town I've never been to. SIUC is close by where I now live, but I don't much like the town of Carbondale. Maryland (who hasn't yet said anything about funding) is basically in Washington D.C., a town I'm not real excited about living in either.

I'm wondering if I should bite the bullet and go to Arkansas. I figure that if it turns out to completely suck after the first year I can re-apply to some 2 year programs, and no huge harm done.

Thoughts on SIUC vs. Maryland vs. Arkansas?


reality writes


Mar 13, 2009, 3:31 PM

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I'm reviving this thread because I found out today I'm on the waitlist at Arkansas for poetry. If there are any current students (poetry or fiction) in the program out there, could you please answer my questions?

1. How many people in the program come in off the waitlist?

2. How is the funding? Is it enough to support you? Is everyone funded?

3. What is Fayetteville like?

4. Do people really stay there for 4 years, or is it possible to do it in 3? Do you prefer having 4 years?

6. What is the teaching load like?

6. Are there any editing opportunities such as working on a literary journal?

you can PM me if you like, but I'm sure others wouldn't mind seeing your answers!
thanks!


Thomassutpen


Mar 3, 2010, 8:57 PM

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Barry Hannah Can't Post

Barry Hannah died a couple of days ago, one of the most famous Arkansas MFA grads. Everyone here in Oxford is pretty sad about it, they're having a book conference for him this weekend.
Anybody applying this year? I applied, waiting to hear back. I'm an undergrad at Ole Miss.

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