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bktv


Mar 11, 2010, 2:23 PM

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I've been involved with Grist since I got here (nearly) two years ago, and I think for a journal about to publish its third issue (it's an annual), it's done really well in attracting quality writing and authors. We're just about to launch a re-design of the website, journal, and logo—all great improvements in my opinion. In the upcoming issue most of the material comes from the slush pile—which I think can be good, especially for the integrity of the editorial process and the reputation as a journal that is for writers. We also always publish an essay by a writer on craft, as well as try and incorporate a form less published in literary journals (graphic novel, one-act play, etc.) Nearly all positives!


Coconut Joe



Mar 12, 2010, 12:59 PM

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What's the deal with Denver's funding situation? The last I heard, they only gave you 3 years, and you're on your own the 4th year; because it's a private school, it would suck to have to pay out-of-pocket the 4th year.


How come programs (Denver & Houston) that require more (GRE Subject) to get in give less to students (no fourth year funding)? I don't get it.


LesK
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Mar 12, 2010, 5:38 PM

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How come programs (Denver & Houston) that require more (GRE Subject) to get in give less to students (no fourth year funding)? I don't get it.


Not a true generalization. I think a number of programs offer 4 years (at least) of funding and require the GRE subject (Cincinnati, Mizzou, Utah--I think). And then there's Milwaukee and Nebraska, which don't fund everyone and don't require the GRE Subject.

Cincy funds all PhDs for 4 years and there's the possibility of a 5th.....and yeah, you must take the GRE subject....

The real question, I think, is how any school can not fund a PhD at least that long....

And for those schools that don't guarantee funding that long, how do students fair? What's the TTD? Could someone actually get a degree from Denver in 3 funded years? Without crying because of workload?


abcd

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Mar 13, 2010, 2:20 PM

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Hi everyone,

Just received an email that I am wait-listed at the University of Houston. Interesting fact in the letter: "over 50% of our entering graduate class comes from the wait-list."


kliq


Mar 13, 2010, 9:17 PM

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Congrats on being waitlisted, abcd!


Rambler


Mar 13, 2010, 10:45 PM

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congrats!


gcsumfa


Mar 14, 2010, 12:34 AM

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I've been involved with Grist since I got here (nearly) two years ago, and I think for a journal about to publish its third issue (it's an annual), it's done really well in attracting quality writing and authors. We're just about to launch a re-design of the website, journal, and logo—all great improvements in my opinion. In the upcoming issue most of the material comes from the slush pile—which I think can be good, especially for the integrity of the editorial process and the reputation as a journal that is for writers. We also always publish an essay by a writer on craft, as well as try and incorporate a form less published in literary journals (graphic novel, one-act play, etc.) Nearly all positives!


Good stuff. I love the writer's craft section you all publish--definitely unique.

I read somewhere the other day that another journal at UT is publishing some old McCarthy work; can't remember the name of the journal though (it's not Grist).


gcsumfa


Mar 14, 2010, 12:35 AM

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Hi everyone,

Just received an email that I am wait-listed at the University of Houston. Interesting fact in the letter: "over 50% of our entering graduate class comes from the wait-list."


Congrats!


Coconut Joe



Mar 14, 2010, 12:46 PM

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Hi everyone,

Just received an email that I am wait-listed at the University of Houston. Interesting fact in the letter: "over 50% of our entering graduate class comes from the wait-list."


Over 50%? It tells something about the program. People have been saying for years that Houston's heyday is long gone. Anyway, congrats.


abcd

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Mar 14, 2010, 2:37 PM

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Yeah I wonder about that re:houston. It would be an interesting thing to track across schools. I know of a few people at different schools and know a little bit about these numbers for a few schools. For instance, last year Utah took 50% of folks from off of the waitlist (1/2 for fiction and 1/2 for poetry), as did USC and UIC (in poetry). Mizzou took at least 33% off the waitlist in fiction, but I don't know about poetry. And OU took one person off the waitlist in non-fiction, which makes their off the waitlist numbers for non-fiction either 50% or 100% (I'm not sure if they accepted one or two people). Houston took 3 PhD's in poetry last year but I'm not sure how that exactly shook out in terms of waitlisted folks. Does anyone have stats like this for other schools? With such small number of positions available the percentages can appear quite high.


abcd

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Mar 14, 2010, 3:18 PM

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Thanks for the well wishes everyone! I am now quite the bridesmaid. Waiting, waiting, waiting.

Bordercrosser, how is the decision process going for you?

Anyone getting close to making decision? Who is traveling to visit schools?

I'm going to try to connect with faculty and students from Mizzou, UWM, and Houston while at AWP next month. Might be the cheapest way to meet folks, if not the most effective way to see the habitats.


bktv


Mar 14, 2010, 5:04 PM

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Wishing you the best waitlist luck, abcd. Both of mine (already) turned into acceptancesso I know it happens frequently.

Going to AWP does seem like a good plan, and I wish I were going!

I'm visiting Iowa City in early Apriland having to make the difficult decision between a traditional Lit. PhD and a CW PhD.


fjp


Mar 14, 2010, 5:06 PM

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Hey there. I've never posted here before (sorry!) but just wanted to note that I've been wait-listed for the PhD in poetry at Houston as well. I think you're in poetry, too, abcd? I wonder when we'll hear? I feel like I've been waiting so long that to know I will be waiting for a longer indefinite period of time is exhausting. I only applied to Houston and Denver for various reasons, so I hope the 50% thing is true. I would really love to be at Houston in the fall. Good luck to you all!


abcd

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Mar 14, 2010, 5:15 PM

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Welcome fjp!

And well done on your acceptance rate of 1/2! (or .5/2 for now). I'm 2/9 if you count each waitlist as .5 :) . Yep, I applied for poetry, too. I sent a reply to the grad director upon receiving the waitlist email--he was very helpful and friendly. He indicated that in the next few weeks things will start to shift around as people decline offers and accept others. I also saw on Driftless House that the acceptance emails requested that people try to let them know either way by March 26th. Here is to hoping you hear something positive soon!


abcd

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Mar 14, 2010, 5:18 PM

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Thank you, bktv! You have a tough (but exciting!) decision to make. Keep us informed of what and how you decide. That is a difficult one--both excellent options.


fjp


Mar 14, 2010, 5:36 PM

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Thank you, abcd! I hope we both hear soon. I am ready to move to Houston, acquire a dog, and be a full-time poet again. It sounds like you have some other possibilities on the table, too. Good luck to you (and everyone else) with decision-making!


betp


Mar 15, 2010, 4:41 PM

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hey abcd,

i'm a current mizzou student; feel free to send any questions my way! and there will be a huge mizzou contingency at AWP. (a lot of students and most of our profs will be there.)

props on getting into houston too! lots of great options, it sounds like!


bktv


Mar 15, 2010, 5:19 PM

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Out at Milwaukee by post 3/8, and out at USC by post 3/15. Still waiting on Utah, Cincy, and Ohio. I'm guessing they all have to be rejections at this pointright?


kliq


Mar 15, 2010, 7:10 PM

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Yeah I'm assuming Denver, Cincy, and Ohio are all out at this point. Looks like it's down to GSU and Binghamton.


prosaic70


Mar 15, 2010, 7:37 PM

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Huh, and I thought Ohio just hadn't decided yet. Has anyone heard anything from those guys yet? Yay, Nay, or Stay?


bktv


Mar 15, 2010, 9:17 PM

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Ohio has been quiet as far as I know—but if past notification dates hold true (first week of March)—and past rumored creative cohorts of only 1 per genre (fiction, poetry, and non-fiction)—I assume that notifications have gone out without anyone posting about it. I could be wrong.


sicofelephants


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Mar 15, 2010, 9:27 PM

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any waitlistings gone out for Denver? On myweb.du.edu the "decision" portion of my application still says "not available."

When I called they said they would probably be sending letters out thsi week.


LesK
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Mar 15, 2010, 9:40 PM

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kliq & bktv:

re: Cincy. Based on my own experiences, I'm not sure I'd count them out just yet. Soon. But not just yet. Obviously, I've no idea where anyone is on any waitlist, the likelihood that anyone will be accepted off a waitlist (none in '08, at least one in '09...maybe more...), etc.

But don't count a program out until they tell you No....or you decide No (based on other options).


bordercrosser


Mar 16, 2010, 1:13 AM

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Congrats ABCD & everyone else who got waitlisted/accepted!

I don't feel any closer to making a decision, but am hoping that will change when I finally get to visit a school. I keep crossing a school off the list & then putting it back on again & rotating the order.

Anyway, good luck everyone wherever you are in the process.


abcd

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Mar 16, 2010, 10:25 AM

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Thank you so much for making contact, betp! I will pm you with more info. I can't get my hopes up too much since I'm waitlisted and not accepted (yet, I hope!) but I'd love to meet a few folks that are in the program while at AWP.

@bordercrosser--thanks! You have such wonderful options. Plus waitlists at great places, too. I think I would be feeling the exact same way. I mean, I applied to schools I would be really thrilled to be a part of, so making a decision about the "best" option of the schools would be quite difficult. It looks like this year fate might do the deciding for me. Sadly, I do tend to prefer that. :)

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