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Md23Rewls


Jan 31, 2009, 4:30 AM

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I went out, had a few drinks, and did karaoke with an old friend of mine. It definitely helped take the edge of the waiting. My suggestion for everybody is to do that.


unsaid78


Jan 31, 2009, 11:27 AM

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Someone got a poetry call from Indiana this morning on TSE.


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sara e.g.


Jan 31, 2009, 1:52 PM

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ahhh....even Saturdays aren't safe.


tonimac


Jan 31, 2009, 8:04 PM

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Um, okay. I think all the waiting has gone to my brain or something. I applied to the New School and today, for kicks, tried to log into their My New School site. Just to see if it would let me. And it did.

I don't know, does that mean I'm in? Or should I ease off the red bull and take a breather?

After I logged in I freaked out, too, because I saw all these disclaimers about how logging in to sites you're not allowed access to is illegal. Even though I HAVE a user name so I think that is allowing me access.

Oh. My. God. I need to go dunk my head in a bucket of ice water, seriously.


Raysen


Jan 31, 2009, 9:49 PM

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Well, I returned from my trip to Croatia today. The first place I looked? My answering machine...in case someone from my MFA programs called. I had three messages...all silent with some noted breathing sounds. I could be wrong but I'm almost certain it sounded like Lan Samantha Chang's breathing. Or it could've been that Dellbanco guy from Michigan. Why so shy? Why didn't they leave a message? God...the nerve!


Raysen


Jan 31, 2009, 9:55 PM

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One of my biggest pet peeves is when people...that's you guys...refer to a school with the name of a totally different school. For example, I forget if this was in this thread or another thread but a bunch of y'all referred to Penn State as "Penn" and someone called Ohio State "Ohio." I mean, come on peeps! You're all supposed to be literate and sophisticated (in thought) and detail-oriented (you know, the way you describe a river using a hundred different metaphors to get it "just right") and is it too much to ask that you get the school name right!?!?!


(This post was edited by Raysen on Jan 31, 2009, 9:57 PM)


SevenFreckles


Feb 1, 2009, 1:25 PM

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I received two bits of news today, one of which made me a little sad and the other of which was just strange. I got a rejection for some poems I sent out to a lit mag. A couple of the poems were part of my writing sample. Blah... it just doesn't make you feel very good, no matter how hard you try to be optimistic.

The second thing in the mail was a letter from the University of Maryland. It was two bills, one for my application fee, which I paid with my cc online (as I have a confirmation email to prove) and the other was for a past due balance for someone I've never heard of before?? How very strange. There was also a little note about how I would not be able to register for Spring 09 classes until I paid both. Clearly this is some sort of confusing mistake. I suppose I'll have to call them tomorrow. I would hope they'd know I'm an applicant rather than a registered student... oh dear.

I'll hope for better things in the mail tomorrow...


Josh Fult


Feb 1, 2009, 2:10 PM

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I could be wrong but I'm almost certain it sounded like Lan Samantha Chang's breathing.

OMG!!! You're so lucky. She has very distinctive breathing. I recently heard some breathing on my answering machine, but I quickly skipped past it, because it sounded like "rejection breathing." I figured, MFA heads, if you're going to reject me, do it to my face, meaning via email, over the phone or maybe do nothing at all and allow me to check your graduate school site, but don't simply breath on my answering machine and expect me to get the message. That's cowardly.


v1ctorya


Feb 1, 2009, 5:33 PM

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I got a call this morning. Sunday, 11 a.m. I wondered who could it be? It had to be a school that just couldn't leave my acceptance to a weekday so impressed were they with my writing they had to chat with the genius behind it. I am an avid screener of calls, even now in this anxious time. I mean, really, isn't this wait even more tortuous and enjoyable than self-mutilation? Anyway, it starts with breathing and I'm thinking they must be too shy to talk to me, their new literary hero.

then the automated message starts. . . my student loan payments have doubled, wtf?


swiviol


Feb 1, 2009, 6:39 PM

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Just received an email from Brown.

Subject: Brown University Graduate School Admissions Process

The first line reads, "Thank you for applying for admission to Brown University Graduate School." I'll admit I almost threw up a bit at my desk when I read that, but the rest of the email is just to inform candidates that they are reviewing apps and "will soon prepare decision letters. Offers of admission will be sent via postal mail."

I hope Mr. Postman will soon bring good news in a fat envelope postmarked out of Providence.
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Holy crap, I totally missed that in the email!
*breathes deeply*

I find it kinda scary that we'll get calls if we get into any of these programs ... I imagine I'll be in class or on Spring Break or something when they call :-P (I'm still an undergrad, in my senior year).


swiviol


Feb 1, 2009, 6:39 PM

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This is where I think the response times for last year helped me--Brown typically doesn't notify until the second week of March (although some students hear from them earlier and do an interview, apparently) so when I got that email, I wasn't expecting anything more than "your application is complete."-------------
Interviews, really?? How do they pick the people they interview, do you know?


swiviol


Feb 1, 2009, 7:16 PM

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Has anyone heard from Brown, American, Michigan, Iowa, or BU yet?


alamana
Jennifer Brown


Feb 1, 2009, 8:28 PM

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hi swiviol, i think there is an American acceptance reported on the suburban ecstasies blog.


Be regular and orderly in your life, that you may be violent and original in your work. -- Flaubert

http://www.jenniferkirkpatrickbrown.com


Katevey


Feb 1, 2009, 8:31 PM

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Tonimac: ease off the red button. Alas, I had an email account at 'Bama since round 1; I'm still waiting for an acceptance, belatedly would be ok. I still check it from time to time.

Received an e-mail to-day MS received my application; the check cleared Fri-day, maybe they wait. Most classical program I found. I was surprised not to see more people on here talking about them, nice place to live and a great program, AND funded.

Note to other person: don't start holding your breath for Iowa, they aren't through the slush pile of apps, yet, according to CW office.

I did receive one personal letter from an editor on my childrens' book; they aren't interested "at this time," however a real letter compared to the unsigned, barely legible "no thanks" from Dutton (literally, all it said was "no thanks!") a real letter was encouraging. I'm one of those that wall-paper my writing room with rejections & editors letters....


swiviol


Feb 1, 2009, 8:32 PM

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alamana: you are right. Ugh. I hate waiting!


alamana
Jennifer Brown


Feb 1, 2009, 8:45 PM

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Katevey -- If you mean Ole Miss, I applied there too. It is at the top of my list. Problem with them is that they accept almost nobody. . . I heard they accepted 3 people last year. *sigh*.


Be regular and orderly in your life, that you may be violent and original in your work. -- Flaubert

http://www.jenniferkirkpatrickbrown.com


germericanqt


Feb 1, 2009, 8:53 PM

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Welcome back, Raysen. :)


Raysen


Feb 2, 2009, 12:18 AM

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Got your PM, btw germericanqt. I'm just not going to answer it, for obvious reasons. Angelina likes her privacy.


germericanqt


Feb 2, 2009, 12:19 AM

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Lol... I guess I'll just have to wait until we're both at Michener.


rivera



Feb 2, 2009, 11:04 AM

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Hmm. Anyone heard absolutely nothing? Like no rejections or ANYTHING? I almost want a rejection from schools I applied to that have already notified people of acceptances so that I can at least know something.


reality writes


Feb 2, 2009, 11:30 AM

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Just as some consolation for those who are wondering why they haven't heard anything/when they'll hear something/asking DEAR GAWD, GIVE ME SOMETHING, PLEASE - when I went through this process last year, I didn't hear ANYTHING until late, late February. My first bit of news was a rejection letter from Iowa. Then I didn't hear anything for another two weeks. Then I got a bunch of rejection letters, and then I heard all my acceptances and waitlists within 2 weeks of the April 15 deadline! I got my final rejection letter the week before April 15. So, I think it's safe to say that many of us will be sitting tight until March. Also, have comfort that just because you haven't heard from a school by mid-February, that doesn't mean you aren't getting in somewhere. Some places take their time, and sometimes that's a good thing because it means they're weighing their options and trying to figure out funding before mailing acceptances and rejections. (Although, I didn't really get any funding last year so that's why I'm back in the game this year.) Oh, and not one of the schools that accepted me last year called me to tell me so. I heard either via email or snail mail.

So, if possible, try to relax for the next couple weeks. (I'm going out of town this weekend, and I'm going to try to leave my laptop at home!) Also, remember AWP is Feb. 11-15, so I doubt we'll hear much from schools then.


rivera



Feb 2, 2009, 5:54 PM

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Hmm... Anyone else notice that last year's acceptance dates for Michigan and Cornell are looming ever closer?


unsaid78


Feb 2, 2009, 6:26 PM

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Yup rivera. They are getting closer every day. It sucks that no one has reported any notifications today.


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sara e.g.


Feb 2, 2009, 6:28 PM

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I know, what's with all the quietness today? I was banking on some kind of drama to get me through my Monday. Programs, you've let me down.

Here's to a hopeful Tuesday. Good luck all!


PJwave1


Feb 2, 2009, 6:48 PM

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Yes, unfortunately, the reported response times will be here shortly. I say unfortunately because I'm realistic when I consider my changes of getting into Michigan. Two years of workshops with Peter Ho Davies and Eileen Pollack are a luxury that I, alas, will probably never experience. It's nice to dream, though.

I'm not a religious person, but lately, I've been beckoning all deities to align the stars in my favor. Damn this MFA application process!

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