Hi friends, The 2018 application season is fast approaching! Many of you are creating a list of schools and starting to think about the personal statement and what work you might send out. In working with writers over the last eight years, I've accumulated an abundance of helpful tools and advice on crafting the personal… Continue reading 2018 Application Season!
The personal statement is an opportunity to present yourself in a straightforward and authentic way. It's like sitting down one-on-one with a faculty reader for 5-10 precious minutes. The personal statement features your voice, background, interests, facility with language, and creative heart and pursuits. It may sound generic but this is your chance to illuminate your… Continue reading How to Write a Personal Statement
Lauren Grodstein is the author of five novels, including the New York Times bestseller A Friend of the Family and the Washington Post Book of the Year The Explanation for Everything. Her most recent novel, Our Short History, published in 2017, has been listed in Oprah's Top 20 Books and Flavorwire's Book of the Month. She directs… Continue reading Interview with Lauren Grodstein of Rutgers University
The West Virginia University (Morgantown) has been added to our growing list of fully funded programs! "Our stipend is $15,650 with an additional $1000 for the first year (because we begin with a two-week pedagogy session)," says Program Director Mary Ann Samyn. Find out more about the school and see if it's a good fit for you.
The University of South Florida (Tampa) joins our growing list of fully funded programs. "All University of South Florida MFA students receive three years of full funding (tuition remission, stipend of $13,084, and health insurance) and are eligible for university travel grants," says Rita Ciresi, Director of Creative Writing. Stay tuned for an interview with… Continue reading New School Added: University of South Florida (Tampa)
Hi All, Rutgers University at Camden is now part of the official list of fully funded MFA programs. For the first time this fall, Rutgers will be offering full funding for all students along with tuition remittance and healthcare. This is great news-- the more fully funded programs, the better! I'm in correspondence with a few… Continue reading New School Added: Rutgers Camden