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First Published Short Story!

It’s happened! My first piece of short fiction has been published. “Weekend at a Family Reunion,” a piece I have presented at several literary conferences over the past nine months, has been published by Marathon Literary Review, an online press out of Arcadia’s MFA program in Pennsylvania. 129 more words

Literary Journal Publications

A Reflection on my MFA Decision

Below is a personal reflection essay I wrote for The English Update before graduation, reflecting on the difficult MFA application process and even more difficult decision process.

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Residency Made Me a Writer

I’ve written so much since leaving Spalding. I wrote on the plane, both in my notebook and on the computer. I’ve written at my desk. I’ve stopped mid-barn-cleaning and taken notes on my phone. 61 more words


Grad Student Admissions!

This week, now that final exams are over and end-of-year meetings have been held, I’ve been able to turn my attention back to admitting students to our… 726 more words


Another thought on Grad School Funding: Ask Your Boss!

This past week, I spent at #AWP15, the Association of Writers and Writing Programs’ annual convention. There, I got lots of valuable information and had a great time running into writers I know from the… 591 more words


MFA in Creative Writing: the Low-Residency Route

After years of debating whether or not I was even interested in a Creative Writing MFA program (and years of debating whether to give in to my desire to write or stifle that and do something practical), I’ve finally decided to go for it. 612 more words


Letters of Recommendation for MFA in Creative Writing

Recently, after posting on this blog about the Letter of Intent and the Writing Sample, I received a question about who should write letters of recommendation for a program in creative writing. 845 more words