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Mar 24, 2006, 9:03 AM

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Re: Rankings -- I'm feeling left out!

That's it; I can't take it any longer. (This is my first post ever on P&W.) I must point out that very few of the so-called "best" writing programs in the country offer programs in nonfiction writing. I didn't realize this until I decided to apply to MFA programs back in December. There is a niche for a nonfiction Tom-Kealey-type to write a book just for us. (Or maybe a pamphlet?) Hey -- our numbers are growing!

For the record, the following programs DO NOT have a nonfiction track:

U Mass – Amherst (Perplexingly, one’s thesis may be a work of nonfiction.)
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin
University of Virginia

These programs (among others not mentioned in this thread) DO have a nonfiction program:

Iowa, but not in the Writer’s Workshop
John Hopkins, but an M.A.(not an MFA)

***Therefore, the "rankings" are even more irrelevant for those of us looking for nonfiction programs. Any nonfiction writers who would like to banter about MFA options are welcome to shoot me an email.

(This post was edited by jdurose on Mar 24, 2006, 9:07 AM)

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Post edited by jdurose (Novice) on Mar 24, 2006, 9:05 AM
Post edited by jdurose (Novice) on Mar 24, 2006, 9:07 AM

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