Feb 27, 2007, 8:50 AM
Post #450 of 2979
I graduated from OSU in June. In fiction. Happy to answer any questions you might have. I guess one thing I'd point out, given the discussion flying by on this board, is that OSU grads have been publishing well lately. (Not me, alas!) One current second-year student, Don Pollack, already has a contract for a short story collection with Doubleday. Other recent grads already publishing books: Christopher Coake, Rebecca Barry, and Sheri Goldhagen. And Holly Goddard Jones, who graduated with me a few months ago, has work in the Kenyon Review, Epoch, Southern Review, and forthcoming in Gettysburg Review and New Stories from the South 2007. OSU may not be a big name program yet, but going there certainly won't hold you back.
Re: [gschon] cost of MFA programs
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I've been lurking for quite a while. Last year at this time I was happy/sad at my acceptance w/o funding to Pitt. I didn't take them up on their offer and, even though the program is excellent and Pittsburgh is a great town, I'm glad that I didn't. I reapplied for Fall 2007 and I got a late January call from Lee Martin at OSU. I'm in in fiction with tuition waiver and teaching. I'm very much leaning towards their offer even though I have a few applications still out there. I agree that they have been awesome to talk with. Very accessible.
If anyone has any info on OSU's program, don't hesitate to pass it along.