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lenagator1997

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    MFA Creative Nonfiction
  • Application Season
    2021 Fall
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    MFA Creative Writing

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  1. Hey There, By skills I mean anything in your writing that would make you stand out as an applicant. Pick stories, poems, essays ect that best represents your strengths/uniqueness and thus skills as a writer. For example, my strongest skills (and uniqueness) as a nonfiction writer include weaving external research or information into longer personal narratives and playing with form. In contrast my weakest skills are writing shorter essays that require a lot of poetic imagery. So in my portfolio I didn't include any essays that didn't represent the best of what I can do. There isn't any lis
  2. Hey There, This might not be for all MFA programs, but I've observed if the page limits for the portfolios are 30+ or 20+ pages on certain applications, they like to see the different types of skills you have as a writer. (Unless you want to submit 20+ pages of a fiction novel. I'm nonfiction so I am less well versed in what you would do for that.) I made a very diverse portfolio which showed my range of style and thus depth. Even if the page limit was 10 pages, I would submit two very different essays in the two contrasting forms I was strongest in. (I think I had at least four different
  3. Hey Everyone, Since it's the start of summer, I wanted to reach out and see if there were any lurking MFA Creative Writing students attending University of New Hampshire in the fall! Of course everyone who has been accepted or otherwise are welcome. 💙
  4. Hey Guys, ( I think I posted on the wrong forum but if not, apologies for the double post!) I'm an incoming MFA CW Nonfiction student going to The University of New Hampshire who applied in Fall 2020. If anyone wants any advice on the application process as a whole, or about any of the programs I applied to below let me know! My biggest pieces of advice are: 1. Have your portfolio reflect your best work, as well as the widest range of your abilities as a writer possible. Admission committees like to see your depth. 2. Ask for your letters of recommendation as early as possible t
  5. Hey Guys, I'm an incoming MFA CW Nonfiction student going to The University of New Hampshire who applied in Fall 2020. If anyone wants any advice on the application process as a whole, or about any of the programs I applied to below let me know! My biggest pieces of advice are: 1. Have your portfolio reflect your best work, as well as the widest range of your abilities as a writer possible. Admission committees like to see your depth. 2. Ask for your letters of recommendation as early as possible to have a stress-free life for you and your professor. 3. Cast a wide net when
  6. I hope yesterday wasn't too painful for anyone! I still have not heard from Hofstra or USF so that's a mystery to me. Anyone else attending UNH besides Ydrl and I?
  7. Hey Guys, Before everyone leaves this forum, does anyone want to stay on here or make a new forum for nerding out about creative writing? I think it would be fun for people to have a summer community space to either read each other's work, recommend books or just talk about creative writing in general? I know since undergrad I have missed talking to people in the field. I'll still be writing and working on new content over the summer! Let me know! 😄
  8. I would still have chosen UNH mostly because I liked the program alot more, and well, I got a half scholarship so it all worked out! Ryan Van Meter is my hero though, so when I saw he was on the faculty at USF I think I cried lol. If you haven't read his memoir "If You Knew Then What I Know Now." I totally recommend it. I've read it over three times and used it in my English undergrad senior thesis.
  9. Hi There, I have also yet to hear from USF, although I decided to accept University of New Hampshire. Hopefully we will hear something soon just to have the information ya know?
  10. Okay I'm going to pitch in my two cents here on this topic. (Not hating or directly responding to anyone, this is my perspective.) The way I see it, if you're going through any type of grad program, you're going to be in debt for something. People say an MFA degree is fiscally irresponsible because the jobs you get out of it will not equalize out your loans or the debt you rack up while in the program. Well, I knew I wasn't going to be a millionaire when I declared my English and History double major in college and I knew to get anywhere in either field I would have to get a Masters, thus
  11. Big mood. Maybe that troll should spend more time writing instead of being vindictive and wasting everyone's time. If we ignore it...maybe it'll go away...?
  12. Hey have you guys committed to going to anywhere yet for your MFA programs? I'd like to know where you all are headed!
  13. YASSS I'll see you there! 💙 Anyone else on here committed to UNH?
  14. Also got rejected from WashU, but they only had like 10 spots this year! Onward and Upward! Whats Next?
  15. Hey, Totally not just you. When I was in the process of applying to my MFA programs I was busy outlining, drafting and editing like crazy. But now while I'm busy hearing back from places I haven't written anything of consequence. The inspiration and motivation isn't there right now. I also know I wrote better huddled in the library at my liberal arts school than I do at home, so sometimes I go for a walk and climb a tree instead! It will all come back eventually!
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