Tagged: mfa

How college writing workshops prepared me to work with an editor

How college writing workshops prepared me to work with an editor

I’ve been sending my short stories and essays to literary magazines since 2009, but I didn’t really start to accumulate publications until recently (something I will attribute to the amount of work I’ve put into improving my craft). So far, all my stories have been accepted as-is. Except for one. One I’m really, really fond...

Grass is the color you make it

Grass is the color you make it

I occasionally feel dissatisfied with my life. The reason is simple and chronic: I keep comparing myself to other people. Although I love working in a public library and being around books and book lovers all day, and despite the fact that I consistently write five days out of seven, I often judge myself to...

MFA Dispatch: What Money Can (and Can't) Buy

MFA Dispatch: What Money Can (and Can’t) Buy

  Should you get an MFA? Only you can answer that question, based on your goals, life situation, and what particular programs might offer you. But should you pay for an MFA? There’s a question that’s sure to spark a heated conversation. Many, well-known writers (and plenty of lesser known ones) will tell you flat out that...