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pensive
Adam
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Mar 6, 2008, 10:26 AM

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

Mine's still In Progress. Guess they're still entering data.


theotherlily


Mar 6, 2008, 10:34 AM

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I don't know- if you're Pensive from the Blogs that are Endlessly Refreshed, then you applied in Playwriting, like me. Which is under Theatre Arts, not creative writing. Mine's in progress too, so, eh. Who knows.

Not to hold out false hope, but I don't want to spend the rest of my day refreshing Isis too.


pensive
Adam
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Mar 6, 2008, 10:43 AM

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Actually, I probably should have applied for playwriting...I applied for Fiction. My undergrad is in playwriting; I'm keeping up on the playwriting activity for a buddy of mine from the program who applied to 6 schools in said genre. I decided that by doing fiction it gave me more versatily...more options. After having written plays for 4 years, I felt constrained by dialogue. Started writing prose again and ended up re-falling in love with it. I can always write plays...always cross genres. I'm happy with the choice. How goes the playwriting wait?


(This post was edited by pensive on Mar 6, 2008, 10:44 AM)


theotherlily


Mar 6, 2008, 10:51 AM

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

Ah, never mind then. I'll just stop myself from looking again until 4pm.

The waiting game goes nasty. One unofficial acceptance with full funding, one oh-so-cold rejection, and seven no official words (including several assumed rejections.)

I hate the assumed rejections most especially. You're still depressed, but the healing can't begin yet.

There's really much much less information out there about playwriting programs than about anything else, too.


Vesuvia


Mar 6, 2008, 10:53 AM

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

Rejected via snail mail for poetry, letter arrived 3-5-08. ISIS status has not changed.


pensive
Adam
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Mar 6, 2008, 10:58 AM

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

My friend applied to Juilliard, Brown, Yale, Carnegie Mellon, Ohio University, and Rutgers. Have you heard anything about any of these?


bunnytutu


Mar 6, 2008, 11:49 AM

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

Brown contacted me via e-mail and then by phone last month. They should be sending out letters within the next couple of weeks.


pensive
Adam
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Mar 6, 2008, 11:50 AM

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

"What genre!?"

lol sorry, had to edit that. I applied for fiction, and my buddy for playwriting. Which?


(This post was edited by pensive on Mar 6, 2008, 11:51 AM)


bunnytutu


Mar 6, 2008, 11:54 AM

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Sorry. Poetry. I'm sure it's probably relatively the same for the other genres.


(This post was edited by bunnytutu on Mar 6, 2008, 11:55 AM)


pensive
Adam
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Mar 6, 2008, 12:10 PM

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

As far as I know, no one has reported anything for Brown...I remember hearing something about a poetry acceptance through the grapevine, but it wasn't substantiated. So the acceptance blogs don't have anything down for Brown in any genre. I wonder if I should call the program...


Vesuvia


Mar 6, 2008, 12:38 PM

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

Call! Call! I'm too chicken to call myself....


pensive
Adam
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Mar 6, 2008, 1:09 PM

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

I couldn't take it and called Brown to find out if people had been contacted yet. I didn't specify genre on purpose. The woman was very nice, and she said that NO people have been notified yet, and that notifications would go out around March 15th. So...there ya go!!! Fshoo.


Bertworld


Mar 6, 2008, 4:26 PM

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

Just curious, has anyone received any "yes" letters from Iowa this week?


pensive
Adam
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Mar 6, 2008, 4:36 PM

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

So I just received a 40 or so word rejection letter from Iowa...the best writing school in the country... and there is a glaring typo. There's a word for that... poetic.


Bertworld


Mar 6, 2008, 4:55 PM

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

Pensive, that's hilarious dude! Even "ironical". You need to highlight that puppy and send it back!


pensive
Adam
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Mar 6, 2008, 4:57 PM

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

I feel like I'm five again saying this...anyone dare me? Ha!


froggoddess


Mar 6, 2008, 5:43 PM

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I do! :)

But I dare you to do it in an anonymous sort of way, in case you want to apply again next year, or ever want a job there, or something... I'd wait until more folks have received their letters, and then cut off the identifying information and mail it in.

We won't tell!


Taryn_S


Mar 6, 2008, 5:46 PM

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

I received a "yes" letter (after a phone call) yesterday 3/5.


pensive
Adam
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Mar 6, 2008, 5:47 PM

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

I think I'm gonna do it. Childish? Yes. Gratifying? YES!


Bertworld33


Mar 6, 2008, 7:22 PM

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Just opened my rejection letter. (Oh snap!!) Did not have the deviant pleasure of catching any typos. Props to all those who got in.


Bertworld33


Mar 6, 2008, 7:31 PM

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Re: [Bertworld33] Iowa [In reply to] Can't Post

Pensive, on second thought, I would not send the letter back. Who knows, you may reapply someday; no need to burn bridges.


ejdifili
Emily

Mar 6, 2008, 10:09 PM

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

Dude,
What's the typo? A friend of mine who also received one of their lovely letters also mentioned an error, but I can't find it for the life of me.

Perhaps I suck at proofreading--maybe that was my problem to begin with...


pensive
Adam
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Mar 6, 2008, 10:36 PM

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

Third line reads...

"We have a limited number of openings and must turn away many promising applicants. this year, eight hundred..."

They didn't capitalize the first letter at the beginning of the sentence. I think it's a riot.


BLUECHEESE


Mar 6, 2008, 11:04 PM

Post #274 of 466 (10919 views)
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It is strange. It doesn't seem like there have been any iowa waitlists yet, nor have there been anymore acceptances (they usually notify some people via mail... well that is what I've read). I see quite a few people have been rejected, but maybe there is still hope for some of us. I hope.


americanwild


Mar 7, 2008, 4:20 PM

Post #275 of 466 (10800 views)
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Re: [Taryn_S] Iowa [In reply to] Can't Post

Taryn: What genre?

I just received my official letter for poetry.

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