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jargreen

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Mar 1, 2007, 2:31 PM

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Re: [ecphraticknolls] Dear Speakeasy [In reply to] Can't Post

I too was rejected at Washington in St. Louis by letter yesterday. Now I wish I hadn't sent them 50-some-odd pages, when all they asked for was, what, 25-35? The form letter was extremely lame, though at least they spelled my name right. Bye bye, St. Louis. So long, Mississipp.


amykw


Mar 1, 2007, 2:33 PM

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Re: [Lglabor] Re: [In reply to] Can't Post

Yes, I'm going -- I was accepted for their fiction program -- I live very close to R-N and I have small children, didn't want to do a low-res, so this was my best option. I'm absolutely thrilled and I can't wait for September.


Mainer


Mar 1, 2007, 2:41 PM

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Re: [Arkinese] Dear Speakeasy [In reply to] Can't Post

reply to:
Hey, Mainer -- I have three questions about this: Is this UIUC? And when and how did you hear from them?
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Yes, UIUC. I called them last week when I saw a post from someone saying tey had been waitlisted. I was told that all notifications had been made, so if I hadn't heard anything, I should assume that I wasn't accepted.


Elika619


Mar 1, 2007, 2:55 PM

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Re: [EastCoastPoet] Dear Speakeasy [In reply to] Can't Post

So my phone just rang. Caller ID said it was from "Unknown." I answered it with my heart in my throat. I considered answering it "Grad school?? Is that you??" but I instead opted for "hello?"

"Hello?" said a nice-sounding woman on the other end.

"Yes, hello?" I said again, praying my cell phone wouldn't drop the call.

"MANDY?" she screeched into the phone. "Mandy, is that you??"

"Um, no, I'm sorry, you have the wrong number."

BLAGHH!!


(This post was edited by Elika619 on Mar 1, 2007, 3:09 PM)


jchilder42


Mar 1, 2007, 3:09 PM

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Re: [Elika619] Dear Speakeasy [In reply to] Can't Post

Someone heard from columbia in fiction at 2:45 on the 2007 mfa acceptances blog.


jobieh
Jobie Hughes
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Mar 1, 2007, 3:21 PM

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Re: [jchilder42] Dear Speakeasy [In reply to] Can't Post

That is very, very big news. Come on phone, ring already!


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Someone heard from columbia in fiction at 2:45 on the 2007 mfa acceptances blog.



molybdenum


Mar 1, 2007, 3:32 PM

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Re: [jobieh] Dear Speakeasy [In reply to] Can't Post

Just got, not one, but THREE rejection letters from Cornell in my mailbox today...all the exact same letter, dated the same day. What a way to rub it in, ha!


jobieh
Jobie Hughes
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Mar 1, 2007, 3:36 PM

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Re: [molybdenum] Dear Speakeasy [In reply to] Can't Post

Wow, that's funny. I got three rejection letters on consecutive Mondays last year from Michigan. After the third I thought it was a weekly tradition Michigan endows on all rejectees.


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Just got, not one, but THREE rejection letters from Cornell in my mailbox today...all the exact same letter, dated the same day. What a way to rub it in, ha!



Arkinese


Mar 1, 2007, 4:44 PM

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Re: [molybdenum] Dear Speakeasy [In reply to] Can't Post


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Just got, not one, but THREE rejection letters from Cornell in my mailbox today...all the exact same letter, dated the same day. What a way to rub it in, ha!

AARRGH! That's so mean! Well, maybe I will get an equal amount of mail today from Cornell. Something to look forward to, no doubt...

Also: Thanks for the info, Mainer. So impending rejections stand at three: Cornell, Indiana and UIUC.


Glinda Bamboo


Mar 1, 2007, 4:56 PM

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Re: [Arkinese] Dear Speakeasy [In reply to] Can't Post

Call me crazy, but I don't think anyone is sitting on an impending Indiana rejection. It was my understanding that they haven't notified the majority of people yet. I thought only a very few people were accepted so far -- people likely chosen for special university fellowships. Am I right? And I thought augustmaria said she didn't get her Indiana waitlist notification until a bit later in March.


switchthai


Mar 1, 2007, 4:59 PM

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Re: [abardaglio] Re: [In reply to] Can't Post

i'm waiting on any news re: my nonfiction applications to columbia, the new school, pittsburgh, and iowa...


ecphraticknolls


Mar 1, 2007, 5:01 PM

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Re: [Glinda Bamboo] Dear Speakeasy [In reply to] Can't Post

Yeah, I had a problem with my transcripts, and they said that they wouldn’t be making (most) decisions until around the end of month… they also said that the profs would be getting together last week and into this week… so the real bulk of the decisions should be coming up soon.


brownie07


Mar 1, 2007, 5:15 PM

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Re: [ecphraticknolls] Dear Speakeasy [In reply to] Can't Post


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nothing today but a UMB rejection that I knew was coming due to website. Letter had even less to say than the website did. But, on my way home from UPS store after spending another 70 app fee plus 17 UPS overnight fee, had the fortune to flip radio dial to this bit of serrendipity. (sp?) Payin anything to roll the dice,
Just one more time
Some will win, some will lose
Some were born to sing the blues
Oh, the movie never ends
It goes on and on and on and on

(chorus)

Dont stop believin
Hold on to that feelin_



nachocheese


Mar 1, 2007, 5:21 PM

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Where is the Fat Lady? [In reply to] Can't Post

And why isn't she singing?

NO phone.
NO mail.
NO e-mail.

from ANYONE. Hello? Hello? Tap, tap... Is this thing on? Hello?


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Someone heard from columbia in fiction at 2:45 on the 2007 mfa acceptances blog.



Elika619


Mar 1, 2007, 5:27 PM

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Re: [brownie07] Dear Speakeasy [In reply to] Can't Post

I saw Tim O'Brien speak last night. He gave the audience advice on being a writer: "Toughen your psyche, make sure you have a lot of booze around, and don't forget to write a little bit."


stellalovers


Mar 1, 2007, 5:46 PM

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Re: [akivaf] Re: [In reply to] Can't Post

i applied to iowa for nonfiction too. i got an email from the program assistant last monday that said letters will go out "in a couple weeks." i wonder if she means letters that give you the middle finger, or letters that give you the thumbs up?



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i'm waiting on any news re: my nonfiction applications to columbia, the new school, pittsburgh, and iowa...



chicaguh77


Mar 1, 2007, 6:33 PM

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Re: [nachocheese] Where is the Fat Lady? [In reply to] Can't Post

Ditto on that. Nine schools, no word. Friends and family have been consoling me by saying "no news is good news," but I've been bracing myself for an inevitably "Darger-esque" approach to learning the craft.

Congrats to all who have at least heard something. I'm expecting a Shining-like bloody deluge of rejection mail in triplicate right around April 15, or whenever taxes are due.

Off to buy a mop and rosary,

Chicaguh.



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And why isn't she singing?

NO phone.
NO mail.
NO e-mail.

from ANYONE. Hello? Hello? Tap, tap... Is this thing on? Hello?


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Someone heard from columbia in fiction at 2:45 on the 2007 mfa acceptances blog.




OneWriter


Mar 1, 2007, 6:48 PM

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Re: [Glinda Bamboo] Dear Speakeasy [In reply to] Can't Post


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Call me crazy, but I don't think anyone is sitting on an impending Indiana rejection. It was my understanding that they haven't notified the majority of people yet. I thought only a very few people were accepted so far -- people likely chosen for special university fellowships. Am I right? And I thought augustmaria said she didn't get her Indiana waitlist notification until a bit later in March.


I think you might be right. I knew someone a couple years ago in the IU MFA program. She said when she applied, she was rejected by every school she applied to and then received a call from IU later in the application season asking her to join the program. It does happen!


Arkinese


Mar 1, 2007, 6:49 PM

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Re: [akivaf] Iowa Nonfiction [In reply to] Can't Post

I called the Iowa nonfiction program on...Tuesday. Yeah, it was Tuesday (the days all blur together now with this limbo). The person who answered the phone said that letters will go out on Friday. Then she asked me where I lived and when I said Washington state, she said I would get my letter on Monday or Tuesday. So we should all know by mid-next-week.

Glinda, THANK YOU! for keeping my hopes alive about Indiana. So I'm still hoping!
ETA: Thank you to OneWriter too! You posted right when I did.

(This post was edited by Arkinese on Mar 1, 2007, 6:50 PM)


Glinda Bamboo


Mar 1, 2007, 9:32 PM

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Re: stupid mistakes [In reply to] Can't Post

By the way, I almost had a total heart attack recently when I went to my writers' group to critique a story I submitted with all my MFA apps. I sat there, glancing through one of the copies I printed out for everyone, when I noticed that the very last sentence of the story was somehow cut off. It didn't even cut off mid-sentence, it cut off mid-WORD. Of course, I immediately freaked out and thought that I sent this version to all the MFA programs, despite how anal I am about checking and re-checking every detail. I got home and checked my computer files and I'm pretty sure this was just a random glitch from when I printed out the stories for workshop...so hopefully schools got the full version.

I wonder what would happen if programs received a story that they really liked, but at the end it just kind of stops, mid-word, in error. This obviously affects the ending, makes the applicant look sloppy and careless, etc. Would it be an auto reject?


mrsriley72


Mar 1, 2007, 10:22 PM

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Re: [Glinda Bamboo] stupid mistakes [In reply to] Can't Post


In Reply To
By the way, I almost had a total heart attack recently when I went to my writers' group to critique a story I submitted with all my MFA apps. I sat there, glancing through one of the copies I printed out for everyone, when I noticed that the very last sentence of the story was somehow cut off. It didn't even cut off mid-sentence, it cut off mid-WORD. Of course, I immediately freaked out and thought that I sent this version to all the MFA programs, despite how anal I am about checking and re-checking every detail. I got home and checked my computer files and I'm pretty sure this was just a random glitch from when I printed out the stories for workshop...so hopefully schools got the full version.

I wonder what would happen if programs received a story that they really liked, but at the end it just kind of stops, mid-word, in error. This obviously affects the ending, makes the applicant look sloppy and careless, etc. Would it be an auto reject?


I dont think so. I am sure they would understand it was a printing error. Dont sweat it. They are used to seeing fragments and samples of larger works. They have the entire rest of your submission to judge your wirting by.
You'll be fine.


pepper1


Mar 1, 2007, 11:55 PM

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Re: [jobieh] Dear Speakeasy [In reply to] Can't Post


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That is very, very big news. Come on phone, ring already!


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Someone heard from columbia in fiction at 2:45 on the 2007 mfa acceptances blog.



Hi, Ive been very quiet on this thing and i havent posted like, ever, actually, but now im sweating it. I have some questions, if people have already recieved phoned calls from certain programs i.e iowa, columbia-does that mean that the acceptees have all been notified and im sitting around waiting for a rejection letter? Or could it be that the people they call are like the new William Faulkners/Emily Dickensens of our time and they just HAD to be congratulated?
And i dont mean freak case scenareo where a professor might forget to call me my letter got lost in donors pass and somebody ate it you never know till the fat lady sings kind of thing. in general, is there a chance i still got in if other people have been contacted?
Also, has anyone heard anything from these schools? A peep? A sound?
Michener
Hunter
Brooklyn College
Cal Arts
NYU
Brown
Grazie mucho,
Knick knack
ps i know i have bad spelling and grammar its late in ny and im sleepy n typing in the dark.


ajholtz


Mar 2, 2007, 7:03 AM

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Re: [Elika619] Dear Speakeasy [In reply to] Can't Post


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I saw Tim O'Brien speak last night. He gave the audience advice on being a writer: "Toughen your psyche, make sure you have a lot of booze around, and don't forget to write a little bit."



ajholtz


Mar 2, 2007, 7:06 AM

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Re: [ajholtz] Dear Speakeasy [In reply to] Can't Post

if only i knew how to use this thing.

he went to my school, macalester. i only wish that having the same alma mater meant having at least one tenth of the talent. then again, maybe vietnam would have helped.


jharrod


Mar 2, 2007, 8:07 AM

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The score at Hollins [In reply to] Can't Post

For anyone awaiting word from Hollins, I was on campus yesterday and spoke with the program assistant. Who says it's a bad thing to visit campus when everyone else is at AWP?

If you haven't heard from Hollins yet, it means one of two things:

1. You're on a VERY short waitlist. If you do get bumped up, the funding you'll be looking at is a paltry $9,000 grant to be applied to the 25 grand tuition. I couldn't stifle my laugh of incredulity when a financial aid counselor told me that the Hollins U. foundation has limited funds for tuition waivers, etc. We were standing in a mass-assive room crammed with enough period furniture and Persian rugs to leave any self-respecting Antiques Roadshow appraiser showing their O face.

2. Like me, you're in the reject pile.

My tally now is 0 for 3--- UMass, Hollins, and U Wisconsin-Madison (I too am one of the REFUSED; I too am branded with a Scarlet R).

Waiting to hear from Michener, Virginia Tech (which is a hidden jewel of a program), and Arkansas.

Peace.

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