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18 minutes ago, nottheamazonalexa said:

kind of related but random question regarding publications: if my work was accepted for an upcoming issue and at the time of acceptance they said it would be coming out at the end of february but the old issue is still up....is there an etiquette on asking about when the work will be published or will be lit mag gods be angry if I question them and decide to like no longer use my work lol 

I think it’s perfectly fine to query something like this. It shows you care. 

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Babes, I was just waitlisted at Michener for fiction!! ❤️❤️❤️

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Just now, Boomer not Ok said:

 

I should have been more clear. This story was part of my app portfolio, which at the time I submitted my apps had been nominated by the lit mag. I get how it can look pesky and possibly backfire to reach out and say, “Hey, btw the piece I submitted now got finalized in some “best of” anthology. I also get that adcoms don’t really care too much about pub credits and do their own evaluating. Still, I wonder if I’m a waitlist contender somewhere whether this development could help move me up the list...

The publication I'm referencing having asked my recommenders about whether or not to notify the schools that it was being published was in my app also. Answer was still no -- but I feel your pain.

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3 hours ago, Downtozero said:

Yeah, it's not likely to help you now. But congratulations!

I know we all want to believe Brown hasn't notified acceptances yet, but it's a small program and there's a poetry acceptance on Draft, a fiction acceptance on the results page, and a bit of creeping I did on Twitter turned up one more acceptance that I *think* is a fiction writer. Think we're waiting on waitlists/rejections tho I'd be happy to be wrong.

It was my understanding that the Brown poetry acceptance was widely considered to be a troll? I have a friend in the fiction program who said that they were gonna start notifying last week but that was only for fiction. Don't think the heads are talking to eachother

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6 minutes ago, Boomer not Ok said:

 

I should have been more clear. This story was part of my app portfolio, which at the time I submitted my apps had been nominated by the lit mag. I get how it can look pesky and possibly backfire to reach out and say, “Hey, btw the piece I submitted now got finalized in some “best of” anthology. I also get that adcoms don’t really care too much about pub credits and do their own evaluating. Still, I wonder if I’m a waitlist contender somewhere whether this development could help move me up the list...

You were clear, maybe I wasn't. I didnt think you were trying to submit a new story, but you would still be asking them to consider new information. My opinion, one mostly bewildered applicant to another, is that it wouldn't help and could possibly harm you.

Btw - if I were to do this process again, I would absolutely make a website for my writing and link to it on my CV. Because ad coms absolutely do Google top contenders/visit their websites, and that's a convenient way to get them to possibly consider new info without actually asking them to consider new info, if you catch my drift -- you could just add the news to your website and hope they see it.

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Just now, gmcc93 said:

It was my understanding that the Brown poetry acceptance was widely considered to be a troll? I have a friend in the fiction program who said that they were gonna start notifying last week but that was only for fiction. Don't think the heads are talking to eachother

Unfortunately no this was a real person (in draft) if you’re talking about a poetry acceptance on 3/5

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3 hours ago, Downtozero said:

Yeah, it's not likely to help you now. But congratulations!

I know we all want to believe Brown hasn't notified acceptances yet, but it's a small program and there's a poetry acceptance on Draft, a fiction acceptance on the results page, and a bit of creeping I did on Twitter turned up one more acceptance that I *think* is a fiction writer. Think we're waiting on waitlists/rejections tho I'd be happy to be wrong.

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It was my understanding that the Brown poetry acceptance was widely considered to be a troll?

The one on Draft isn't a troll.

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Hi everyone,

I've been lurking for a bit but finally decided to post. I was accepted to Sarah Lawrence, waitlisted at Oregon State, and rejected from WashU and Ohio State so far. Still waiting on Emerson, The New School, University of California Riverside, and University of New Mexico.

REALLY hoping to hear from the rest this week. Hoping to get off Oregon State's waitlist too although I would be happy to go to Sarah Lawrence. I applied to all programs for Creative Non Fiction.

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14 minutes ago, Ydrl said:

Michener rejections are up. REJECTED!!!! Lol

Just checked and didn't get one. Hopefully this means I'm at least waitlisted? 

Got rejected from ND, UW Madison and Helen Zell. Still gotta hear from Brown and Mich. Fingers crossed 

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6 minutes ago, gmcc93 said:

Just checked and didn't get one. Hopefully this means I'm at least waitlisted? 

Got rejected from ND, UW Madison and Helen Zell. Still gotta hear from Brown and Mich. Fingers crossed 

Fingers crossed for you, but the rejections weren't emailed out; they only changed the status on people's applicant portals.

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6 minutes ago, gmcc93 said:

Just checked and didn't get one. Hopefully this means I'm at least waitlisted? 

Got rejected from ND, UW Madison and Helen Zell. Still gotta hear from Brown and Mich. Fingers crossed 

Someone on Draft posted a screenshot of the portal that looks nothing like mine. Anyone know how to access the admissions decision? I've been clicking around for ten minutes and can't seem to find it. I'm sure it's a rejection, but it would be helpful to see it in print LOL

 

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30 minutes ago, Downtozero said:

Iowa is so mysterious, with each day that passes I'm like, okay surely they must be done calling accepted students....but so few acceptances have been posted?? Patiently waiting for my letter at this point.

That's where I'm at too, just waiting for the form paper letter at this point. Hopefully this week we'll all hear from the other schools and release some of this tension. I got myself hungover today, so that's keeping me busy and distracted!

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3 minutes ago, goodcynara said:

Someone on Draft posted a screenshot of the portal that looks nothing like mine. Anyone know how to access the admissions decision? I've been clicking around for ten minutes and can't seem to find it. I'm sure it's a rejection, but it would be helpful to see it in print LOL

 

What does yours look like? Mine just says In Review still 2063059359_ScreenShot2021-03-08at1_08_30PM.png.ddab05f69fcd9a392a48c350b1d1c9ba.png

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Going off previous years, it does seem like Michener's portal notifies people based on their last name, so people whose last names start with A get their portals updated first, and so on. It looks like the last name Ydrl has on their application and my last name both start with the same letter (F), so it's also possible the portal updates are still rolling out, especially given that there isn't an email notification for anyone yet.

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hey y'all - wanted to post here because I feel like it's slightly more anonymous than Draft (although anyone could probably compare notes and figure out who I am pretty easily at least I have plausible deniability here, lol). I know a very specific few people were talking about Hollins and I wanted to let those folks know that I've decided to decline my offer there for a few reasons (that I'd be happy to DM about)! but, if you're on the waitlist, look for movement there soon! idk how their waitlist works or if it's ranked but even though it feels wild to be making a choice so permanent my anxiety is soothed a little by the idea that someone else is getting a spot at the school that might be a perfect fit for them. ❤️  ❤️  ❤️ 

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