Mar 30, 2009, 1:21 PM
Post #2706 of 2979
I guarantee you'll get plenty of responses to this--writers eat this kind of thing up, hah.
Even though I think these kinds of accomplishments are more testaments to one's drive, persistence, dedication, etc. to the craft (I mean, come on, submitting and applying to things blows--you've got to be dedicated to keep on doing it long enough to score some homeruns) than they necessarily are to one's marketability as a grad school candidate, there is of course a certain amount of correlation. Committees often won't know about all of your accomplishments unless they ask for a CV or if you somehow manage to jam them all into your personal statement, but they will see your work, which all of that practice will have most likely improved greatly. So while I don't necessarily believe that accomplishments=grad placement, and I'm pretty sure that's not what you're saying either Zamboro, I'll play ball because this looks like fun!
Top pubs: DIAGRAM, Rock & Sling, Stirring, SUB-LIT
Awards: fellowship to the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets, two time finalist for the Agnes Scott College writers' fesitval poetry award, a few poetry prizes from my school (University of West Georgia), a Fulbright grant (though not in CW)
Accepted at: UNCG, McNeese, Bucknell, (waitlisted at Ohio State)
Rejected from: Alabama, Arkansas, Vanderbilt
Hope that helps somehow.
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