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    Rhode Island
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    2021 Fall
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  1. I ended up going with Palatino, which I find legible and also suited to my work, if that makes any sense lol. It's on most Apple products and on Google Docs too, so it's accessible. My friend who's in his MFA now at CU Boulder used it for his fiction apps and recommended it to me. Agreeing though with the general consensus that font is not a make-or-break. I think as long as you go with a legible serif old-style font, you'll be fine.
  2. You've got nothing to apologize for. You're allowed to express your impressions of something and there's a HUUUGE difference between doing that and what this other user did. Personally I only joined the Draft after finishing my applications but I've liked it so far! I think people are definitely more... professionally minded since FB doesn't offer the same anonymity that GF does, but I like having both communities for their own respective benefits.
  3. And that's the TEA, folx
  4. For real. All I can say after reading her last post is that I sure as heck hope I don't end up in a program with her. Maybe that's harsh, but it's 2021 and if you don't know how to not be an ableist jerk and to not be hostile towards your potential colleagues then it's not my job to pretend to tolerate it.
  5. Thank you! I think we could all use more levity (and birds with hats for that matter). I love your Silkie chicken!! Always happy with more bird content in my life.
  6. Perhaps I should have phrased differently; I meant, none of us are entitled to receive an *acceptance* into any of these programs. The programs themselves don't owe us anything. Ain't even gonna touch the bizarre (and inaccurate) political assumptions you made about me because I smell bait.
  7. I'm sorry that you're experiencing frustration with the process, but I'm not sure that expressing that as hostility toward the folx in this thread is going to help, by which I mean: it won't. I don't know who on the thread is going to get into this program or that program, and who is going to get into no programs at all, but I do know that everyone here 1. cares about their applications and 2. knows they're going through a harrowing process, and 3. probably has enough self-criticism going on in their heads already. Also for what it's worth, no one on this thread can be accountable for ho
  8. Woah! So much activity since I last checked in. Re: the discussions around Why Apply To This School, or How Do I Deal With The Super-Selectiveness, I've been lucky to have a faculty mentor who did his MFA at one of the Prestigious ProgramsTM (and got accepted to multiple with full funding) and set my expectations from the get-go. The day I came into his office and let him know I was thinking of applying to MFAs (two years ago), he told me this: "I would never go out of my way to push someone to go to an MFA. But if you know that's what you want, then I'll support you all the way." He
  9. hi all! just spent the last couple hours reading through this forum and wanted to join in on the action/anxiety. I'm a first-time applicant in Poetry, and I applied to 5 programs this year: Michener, NWP, UMich, UMN, and Brown. I only applied to programs I knew I'd love to attend, with the expectation that I'll likely get rejected and apply again next year (given the acceptance rates, I know even the best of writers sometimes get turned down for these schools!) I'm so glad to have found this forum; I thought I was being ridiculous already stressing about decisions in the first week of January,
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