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als02


Mar 18, 2009, 11:43 PM

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Congrats, Nick! I know that to a certain extent the Fulbright program is run differently in different countries, but I spent a year in S. Korea with the Fulbright program and had a great experience! It was definitely well worth it for me. Best of luck!


(This post was edited by als02 on Mar 18, 2009, 11:47 PM)


unsaid78


Mar 19, 2009, 12:00 AM

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Awesome Nick...congratulations! I was wondering how that would turn out for you!


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felixqvarga


Mar 19, 2009, 1:23 AM

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Congrats, Nick! I also got a Fulbright, to the Czech Republic....we'll be neighbors!


reality writes


Mar 19, 2009, 11:48 AM

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major congrats!


rivera



Mar 19, 2009, 7:38 PM

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Does anyone know what Florida, Memphis, UNCG, and Bowling Green are doing?

I still haven't heard from them and a need to know soon. My best offer so far has come from SIU and they want my TA contract by April 1, so... You know. I need to know what's up.

I tried calling these places but couldn't navagate Florida's web of phone mystery and haven't had luck getting ahold of anything but answering machines at the other places.


meganmassaro


Mar 19, 2009, 10:00 PM

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I emailed BGSU and found out that I am not on the short list...or the waiting list right now. I take that to be a rejection, but at least it was a polite one. You can try emailing them - they were quick to respond!


Tabby


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Mar 19, 2009, 10:41 PM

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Hey Rivera,

Make sure the deadline isn't April 15th. That's the industry standard. (Check Kealy's MFA blog).


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Khalilah


Mar 20, 2009, 12:48 AM

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Hey Rivera,

UNCG has been accepting people since February and a lot of schools are on spring break right now. You may get better responses starting on Monday.

There are about 300 schools that have agreed to an April 15th deadline. See if SIU is on that list. If they aren't they can ethically set a deadline for whenever. One of my programs has set a deadline of April 1st as well.


K


rivera



Mar 20, 2009, 1:08 AM

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Thanks everyone! SIU is a COS school, so I emailed them asking if I can make a choice by the 15th.

And I will be emailing BGSU right now!!


Khalilah


Mar 20, 2009, 1:39 AM

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Nick -- I'm sending over a big ole handshake! Congratulations!


Khalilah


Mar 20, 2009, 1:41 AM

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Great Felix! Congratulations!


NickMcRae
Nick McRae

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Mar 20, 2009, 1:50 AM

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D'akujem, kamarádka!


"You got a song, man, sing it. / You got a bell, man, ring it." - Robert Creeley

Nick McRae
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als02


Mar 20, 2009, 9:45 AM

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Have you let Jim Clark at UNCG know that you had other offers? They can let you know where your app is in the process, and they supposedly want to know what other offers you have so (1) they can tell you if they can match it or if it's impossible and (2) might be able to make sure yours gets read and you get word sooner rather than later since you have to make a decision. Or something like that, I think. It's all on their blog.


rivera



Mar 20, 2009, 10:40 AM

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I'll check that out, thank you. :)


reality writes


Mar 20, 2009, 11:18 AM

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hey rivera,
i'm going up to UNCG today. i'll let you know if I get any news out of them! PM me if you want.
ps- aren't you friends with a current student there?


germericanqt


Mar 20, 2009, 4:37 PM

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I just got a call from a private number, but the call dropped, so I have no idea who it was. *Sigh* I have got to stop letting fantasies of a missed call from Virginia run through my head.


Mpehn


Mar 22, 2009, 12:47 PM

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I've only got a couple of programs left, and thus far, no acceptances. Really sucks. I applied to an unnecessary amount of schools this year. Dropped a ton of cash on this. This was my second try.

For anyone else in a similar boat, try my philosophy on this. (Granted, it's going to take me a little bit to put this suit of armor back on, given all the disappointment and other things that have happened lately.)

Looks like I'll just have to wait til December and do it again. And keep doing it. They'll save themselves a lot of work by getting it over with and letting me in now. Not giving up.


swiviol


Mar 22, 2009, 1:19 PM

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Mpehn, what's your list looking like so far?

Here's mine-
Accepted - Emerson (MA in Publishing, not MFA)
Rejected - Michigan, Iowa, Brown
Waiting on - American, BU

(all for fiction)


Mpehn


Mar 22, 2009, 1:23 PM

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Rejected:

Umass Amherst
Syracuse
George Mason (Waitlisted last year)
Iowa
Uni of Michigan
Texas State Uni
Colorado
Hunter College
Uni Cali San Diego


Waiting on:

Brown
Hollins
Uni Maryland
Uni N. Carolina Wilmington
Uni Cali-Irvine
New School
Arizona State University
Brooklyn


And one of those waitings may have been a rejection. I know I threw out one letter in a "whatever" moment, and don't remember what it was. A lot of schools. I'm not an awful writer, I know that much, even though I feel like I am. I guess my style doesn't fit? My writing sample this year was 50% risky to use. If that makes any sense at all.


(This post was edited by Mpehn on Mar 22, 2009, 1:25 PM)


swiviol


Mar 22, 2009, 1:25 PM

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Are you fiction or poetry?
If you haven't heard from Brown yet that might be a good thing, I got my rejection EMAIL (classy, yeah?) from them a few weeks ago.


Mpehn


Mar 22, 2009, 1:26 PM

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Fiction


Mpehn


Mar 22, 2009, 1:36 PM

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And yeah, I got an e-mail from San Diego. So lame.

Hangover sunday means I cannot spell or use proper grammar. ::Edits::


(This post was edited by Mpehn on Mar 22, 2009, 1:41 PM)


Mpehn


Mar 23, 2009, 12:35 PM

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Brown, e-mail rejection this morning. (March 23.)


Sibella
Pam, that is.


Mar 23, 2009, 2:13 PM

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Wow. This is my first go-round, and I had no idea how awful it could get.

I saw on someone's list of notifications (this might have been a Kealey or Abramson thing? I can't find it again) that someone had been accepted at Warren Wilson for poetry already.

It's ridiculous what twisted thinking this got me into. "Oh, I must not be nearly as good as that person. I wasn't accepted right off, so I won't get in." "Oh, or maybe that person applied for a scholarship or something and ended up in a different 'pile'?" And so forth--when the truth is that this information has no bearing on my own situation and might not even be accurate.

I'm the all-my-eggs-in-one-basket girl. One application. If I get turned down, I shouldn't be surprised; it happens a lot at that school. But I'm already trying to figure out how to protect myself against feelings of failure.

This sure is crazy-making, huh.


AncaLS


Mar 24, 2009, 8:30 AM

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Thus far, in fiction:

Rejected- Michigan, Hunter
Accepted- City College, University of Washington (waitlisted for funding)
Waitlisted- Minnesota
Still waiting to hear- Brooklyn, NYU

I'm in limbo land, half-planning to maybe (?) move across country, half-planning to figure out how I'll make the most of a 1.5 hour subway commute.

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