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jgumbrecht


Mar 9, 2007, 10:32 PM

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I heard from Antioch on Thursday. I'm non-fiction. I was so incredibly unprepared for the call that I just tripped all over myself and promised to call back when I was more coherant. They told me April 9 was the last day to accept admissions.

I also applied to Goucher, but haven't heard anything back there. Good luck, all!


sfische


Mar 10, 2007, 11:50 AM

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naristy -- sorry for the delay in getting back to you.

Well, I was interested in Goddard, too, if I didn't get into Antioch, but I'm a west coast person stuck in upstate New York (blarg!), and I think this gives me an excuse to go back. I also thought about Whidbey Island, but you can't get loans there, which is kind of a problem. Both of their due dates haven't yet passed, I believe, so I was going to see what happened at Antioch and with the traditional programs and go back and apply to those two if it didn't work out. What are you thinking of doing? Did you apply to others?


naristy


Mar 10, 2007, 12:13 PM

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Re: [sfische] Antioch [In reply to] Can't Post

Your delay in responding leads me to believe that you're a much saner person that the rest of us!

I applied to Bennington, WWC, Lesley and the CU-Boulder (I live in Denver, so it was the only traditional program I could easily get to). Had I known a bit more about this process when I began applying, I might have cast a broader net though and Whidbey Island did always sound intriguing. Talk about a beautiful location!


sfische


Mar 10, 2007, 12:55 PM

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Re: [jgumbrecht] Antioch [In reply to] Can't Post

Congratulations! I was surprised too. I was in a meeting with my advisor in my PhD program (in PoliSci. Get me the hell out!) who I haven't told I'm leaving yet. It was an awkward moment. I'm so sick of waiting to hear from other schools I'm thinking of just saying yes so I can stop thinking about it.
Do you think you're gonna accept? I'm in in fiction, but I'm thinking about asking if I can apply to the nonfiction program too starting next semester and do the dual degree. Maybe I'll see you there!


sfische


Mar 10, 2007, 1:10 PM

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Oh I'm totally not sane, don't worry. My partner has to keep dragging me away from this and the MFA blog. I just had one busy day where my other life took over.

Yeah that's the problem with applying ... you always know what you should have done after the fact. I wish I could change my writing sample in soo many ways, but it's too late at this point. Oh well. They'll get the point, and if they like it, they like it. If they don't, they don't.

I wish I could've gotten in together to apply to warren wilson, but a critical writing sample? I don't know how to write that -- I haven't taken that kind of class since I was in college in 2000. That's one of the reasons why I'm going to school. Creative writing sample I understand, but critical? I was also warmed that they're "more mainstream," whatever that means, but I think it means they're not big fans of experimental stuff. But I dunno.

Funny, too. I was born in Denver and lived there through high school -- in Park Hill and Englewood. It's so beautiful there. I miss it -- except for the dryness. I didn't like that.


jgumbrecht


Mar 10, 2007, 1:14 PM

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Re: [sfische] Antioch [In reply to] Can't Post

Ahhh, the awkward moment! I kept bopping up to people at work to share the news while explaining in the same breath, "Low residency! Low residency! I'm not leaving!" I'm really impressed by the Antioch program, but I'm still working out how feasible it will be. I want to look over the paperwork they're sending to get a grip on the costs, residencies etc. I live in Kentucky, so there's some fairly significant travel involved. But hey, I'll keep you posted! Congratulations!


naristy


Mar 10, 2007, 4:11 PM

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Yeah, well I'm not to hoepful about WWC. I'd NEVER done a critical analysis before so God help me. I was a journalism major in college like six million years ago. I agree with you, I thought that learning that kind of thing was a big part of an MFA. That's interesting that they're considered more mainstream. I also applied to CU-Boulder and they're a bastion of experimental writing. It's hard to label your own writing, but I'd think mine is somewhere in between the two.

I've decided low-res is a better fit for me and I don't know how long I'd last getting stuck in traffic/weather between Denver and Boulder. As for the climate--it's been anything but dry this year with 70-plus inches of snow this winter. It's been gorgeous!


Mainer


Mar 10, 2007, 5:15 PM

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How can CU-Boulder be a bastion of experimental writing when the MFA program has been in existence less than 12 months?


naristy


Mar 10, 2007, 6:00 PM

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Because it was an MA program until recently. Their grads did the same sort of work as that of an MFA program, which is why they changed it. There seemed to be a general consensus that they weren't getting the same kinds of job offers because they didn't have the terminal degree. That's what the program head said when we met anyway.


(This post was edited by naristy on Mar 12, 2007, 6:49 PM)


jerry u


Mar 13, 2007, 3:57 PM

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Has anyone heard from Queens University of Charlotte yet? And if so, how, when, and in what discipline?


naristy


Mar 13, 2007, 6:00 PM

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I didn't apply there but there was an acceptance to Queens reported on http://mfaincreativewriting.blogspot.com/. No genre was specified. You probably know that already, though. Good luck!


missscarlet


Mar 13, 2007, 6:04 PM

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I got the thumbs up from Bennington yesterday and was too excited to sleep. Today I got an offer of a merit scholarship from Vermont; I still haven't heard from Warren Wilson, and what looked like a cinch decision yesterday is looking a little nuanced today. I don't know if Bennington's offering money or not. While this is a certainly a sweet dilemma, I'd love to hear from Poetry folks--particularly about experiences working with particular poets at Vermont and Bennington. I saw posts that mentioned a ten-day response period; I haven't spoken to anyone in person yet, so I'm trying to figure out just how long I have to make this decision. Can anyone advise me, please?


jerry u


Mar 13, 2007, 6:51 PM

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Yes, I did see that on http://mfaincreativewriting.blogspot.com/, which is what prompted me to go insane and post this. Thanks.


jerry u


Mar 13, 2007, 6:51 PM

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Yes, I did see that on http://mfaincreativewriting.blogspot.com/, which is what prompted me to go insane and post this. Thanks.

[..and accidentally double-post, to boot.]

(This post was edited by jerry u on Mar 13, 2007, 6:54 PM)


koh1977


Mar 15, 2007, 2:58 PM

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Anyone else out there interested in writing for children/YA low-res programs? I applied to 6 schools in that specific genre, got rejections from 2 - University of British Columbia and Spalding...Now I'm waiting on the other 4 - Vermont, Hamline, Lesley, and Pine Manor...Anyone have any info. on any of these programs?

Anybody else a teacher and doing a low-res program at the same time?


naristy


Mar 15, 2007, 5:12 PM

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koh1997,

I applied to Lesley in fiction but was interested in doing the interdisciplinary study they require in children's lit/illustration.(I have a three-year-old.) Has Lesley curtailed their rolling admissions? According to the different boards, they haven't notified anyone either way yet...which means I have yet to hear anything from the five schools I applied to. Sigh.

Good luck to you.


writerdancer


Mar 15, 2007, 5:19 PM

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OK, I'll speak up. I heard from both Queens and Lesley. Both rejections. I'm glad I got my two acceptances first - Nebraska and Spalding. Still waiting on Antioch, Bennington, and Warren Wilson.


naristy


Mar 15, 2007, 5:25 PM

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Writedancer, congratulations on your acceptances! So you're waiting for Antioch too...I got paranoid after someone on this site got an acceptance phone call a week ago. Are you fiction or poetry?

Also waiting to hear from your other schools. It's going to be a long month into April.


koh1977


Mar 15, 2007, 5:37 PM

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Naristy - Most of these places seem to have rolling admissions (unfortunately, just because you don't know when you'll hear back)...Lesley's final deadline isn't until April 1 though I know...I think they said 4-6 weeks after the application was complete? But I can't remember if that was them or another school now... *sigh* I hate waiting...


writerdancer


Mar 15, 2007, 5:45 PM

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Writedancer, congratulations on your acceptances! So you're waiting for Antioch too...I got paranoid after someone on this site got an acceptance phone call a week ago. Are you fiction or poetry?

Also waiting to hear from your other schools. It's going to be a long month into April.


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thanks! I'm in fiction. I saw that Bennington also accepted someone recently. I like to think that no news is good news. If they make you wait it just means your work is so good they want to read it over again and savor it one more time because the words are delicious to their ears.

We can dream anyway.


jerry u


Mar 15, 2007, 5:55 PM

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writerdancer: Congrats on Nebraska and Spalding. And now the interrogation: When did you hear from Queens and Lesley, when did you apply, and how were you contacted?

I heard Bennington had only sent out acceptances for Poetry, but the sources were suspect.


naristy


Mar 15, 2007, 6:02 PM

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Hmm...I'm just worried because I have not gotten any sort of notification from Lesley saying that my application is complete. All others (at least the low-res programs) sent emails/letters saying when one could expect a response. Oh well, it's still early in the game--right?


writerdancer


Mar 15, 2007, 6:06 PM

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writerdancer: Congrats on Nebraska and Spalding. And now the interrogation: When did you hear from Queens and Lesley, when did you apply, and how were you contacted?

I heard Bennington had only sent out acceptances for Poetry, but the sources were suspect.


jerry u--
I applied to all my places before Feb. 1 (since that was the Spalding DL). I heard from Lesley about a week ago by mail and Queens was last Friday, also by mail. The two acceptances were by phone. (I think they've already been recorded on the response site.)
It's really comforting to know I'm not the only person nutty enough to keep checking this site, jumping when the phone rings, or watching my mailbox.
Good luck to everyone.


naristy


Mar 15, 2007, 6:07 PM

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If they make you wait it just means your work is so good they want to read it over again and savor it one more time because the words are delicious to their ears.

We can dream anyway.


...or my manuscript is warming the bottom of a creative writing program wastebasket. Sorry, I tend towards the pessimistic and this waiting does not help.


jerry u


Mar 15, 2007, 6:15 PM

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naristy: Did Lesley cash your application fee check? That's how I know they got mine. FDU, too.

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