MFA/MA Admission Season

Needless to say, it’s been stressful the last few weeks because many of us are waiting eagerly for admission decisions. Recently, I’ve been trying to keep my mind off MFA/MA notifications by working on new fiction pieces along with reading and editing for the literary magazines/journals I volunteer at. Unfortunately, I’m still impulsively checking sites like GradCafe and the Draft ’21 Facebook group. Of course, we don’t need MFAs or MAs to be considered writers, but as someone who loves learning in school environments—especially for something I’m passionate about—the option was too appealing to pass up.

On writing and my current WIPs, I’ve written about a dozen stories so far this year, but they’ll require some heavy revision. There’s still a lot for me to learn in terms of craft, but I’m looking forward to it! I attended the ProWritingAid Fantasy Writers’ week two weeks ago, and I’d definitely recommend other fantasy writers to attend the next time they host it! Brandon Sanderson’s Online Lecture Series is also an amazing resource (you can find it free on YouTube). Next, I’m signing up for The Writers of the Future Online Workshop. I’ll update with my thoughts when I finish it.

On a side note, I’m trying to polish up a piece for The Writers of the Future Contest. Anyone else planning to enter?

Until next time!

2 responses to “MFA/MA Admission Season”

  1. Wow. All the best for getting in! I too would love to be in an MFA just to learn, and not to get me better writing gigs.

    1. Thank you! I used to think about education more in the perspective of forwarding a career, but now I see it more as a means for intellectual and personal development and pursuit of interests.

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