Thanks for the response. Yes, it's true, I guess you would have to read the submission manuscript and you're not in on their selection process. I was just kind of hoping someone would have an idea of the selection process and could buttress my faltering ego a little. Pretty selfish, I know. Sorry. Just I'm going through the jitters with everyone else and kind of want to get into the community for mutual support (I will give support too certainly) because this process kind of does suck and my parents still think I'm wasting my life not having tried to be a lawyer instead.:-P
Ahhhhh, hell, well. I guess like my one friend said, all you can do is wait and see. And this is why I have always hated fishing.:-P
Well Phill, if I can be honest, I thought your other post was extremely self-centered... but also... I completely, completely understand your need for validation, really, I do. As you said, the process is stressfull and a little buttress never hurts... but as kbritten wisely pointed out... there is no way to know, NO WAY AT ALL! Which sucks, of course. Can you imagine how I feel when I am applying from Brazil, being a Brazilian and all, and my Education USA adiveser, the very persons that should be supporting me, tells me I better apply to a Comparative Literature Program because the odds of me getting into a Creative Writing right now are close to zero?? Yeah... so, it is tough, tough tough tough. But we gotta give it a try and hope that it all works ou and ultimetly trust that the manuscript was good enough. But I did take her advice and am applying to Comparative Literatures programs in U. of Texas and UMass. Plus, my application materials are all ready to go!!! Really exciting!!! Best of luck to us all!!!!