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
Thanks to all of you for your input on the stipend ranking. I've updated the list to include the average rental pricing for a 1BR in the city as well as a link to a more comprehensive cost of living website for each city. My intention is to give you a quick glance at how viable… Continue reading Program Stipends
This month, I was interviewed by The Writer Mag about Affording the MFA and its offerings for its May/June issue. But it got me thinking about the minimum stipend, which was set at $9K in 2012 to include a broader listing of schools. Since 2012, more programs have cropped up, and stipends have increased, even… Continue reading A New Minimum Standard?
Many of you submitted your first round of applications yesterday. Fantastic work and congratulations! For the past few months, you've been writing and revising, wrangling recommenders, and tracking transcripts and GRE score reports. But now that the first submissions are in, I'm sure that there is a sense of completion and possibly curiosity (or worry) about your… Continue reading Revisions (and the feedback you need)
For most of you, application deadlines are fast approaching as we enter the last half of November. While this tends to be a stressful time with holidays, visitors, travel plans, wrapping up other work, and so on, create a space for yourself to work on this particular project. Like anything you care about, you'll have to carve out that time… Continue reading Final Weeks Before Deadlines
For those of you applying to schools with a Dec deadline, it's time to start ramping up your application preparation. What do you need to accomplish? Determine how much time you will really need to get your manuscript ready for submission. The manuscript accounts for 95%+ of your application, so allow yourself the necessary space to work… Continue reading Two Months Checklist