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Mar 6, 2007, 2:53 AM

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The jig is somewhat up?

Here's something interesting I found, for those 'networking' debates that pop up in every thread:

Six of the last seven years, Iowa's short fiction book award has gone to a recent Iowa grad. Judging is handled 'through the writers workshop', according to their site. Now, I don't want to come down too hard on either side of the debate, but as far as getting a first book and a teaching job is concerned (sometimes at a top school like Michigan, Ryan Harty!), a school willing to break federal contest laws can be a real boon:

Iowa Short Fiction Award Winners!

While they always pay an outside judge (another great networking gig, if you can get it), this has little impact. Judges are merely handed a stack of about five finalist manuscripts, chosen by Iowa, chock full of Iowa. Then they pick one, and the new winner of this 'prestigious' prize is announced!

So clearly, here's another way attending Iowa unfunded may pay great dividends.

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(This post was edited by Junior Maas on Mar 6, 2007, 3:00 AM)

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