A Vast Public Collection of Literary Rejections
Pffftf.....figures. MFAs are redunk.
If I had not been in a Creative Writing Program, I don't know if I'd be published today. Not necessarily because of what I learnt (though I learnt plenty -- about MYSELF), but because of who I met. When I was admitted to Stanford, I was 23, knew no one in the writing community, was completely isolated -- and here I was in a tough program where I was forced to compete. That's good for the writer's soul, and I'm not being ironic.
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