Feb 26, 2008, 9:50 AM
Post #564 of 1632
Ah, but a lot of schools hire those post-mfa people to teach certain creative writing courses without giving them actual tenure-track jobs. So, I'm assuming that it might be the case if they are weeding through the MFA applications. This negative attitude towards instructors/adjuncts perplexes me--for while there may be the incompetent crowd out there, for the most part, I find that there are a lot of brilliant/decent people being fucked over by the crappy job market. Though, at the same time, they could have went and got MBA degrees. So, I can't feel too sorry for them.
Re: [wildflowerfever] WISCONSIN Rejection
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In fact, at most of the top literary journals (for prizes even, that cost almost as much as this MFA process at some schools) that are attached to universities, students often weed out the pool of contestants. So, it shouldn’t be surprising if they use a similar process for their MFA programs. If I was on a faculty somewhere, I’d prefer if the instructors did the same for me, honestly. What person wants to spend their time weeding through 500 applicants (and 200-400 of which are probably just slushpile that should remain as slush pile)