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WanderingTree


Jan 17, 2010, 8:50 PM


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Re: [OldScribe2000] MFAs and getting published

Scribe, literary journals don't care about degrees. Large publishers don't care about (or can't sell) the literary writing (the type without high concepts and intrigue) coming out of MFA programs (for the most part) anyway and often drop literary writers after their first book (including some of the faculty at the most prestigious writing programs). The only thing an MFA might say is that you've committed at least 2-3 years to writing, that you MAY be serious. But you know what else says you're serious, that you've slaved away to improve your craft and not going to give up? A string of journal publications or a polished manuscript.

I can think of a long list of successful writers that don't have MFAs and just kept submitting stories to journals and the books to agents.

(This post was edited by WanderingTree on Jan 17, 2010, 8:54 PM)


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