MFA Confidential Blog
Digital Repository Limbo: How Can MFA Students Protect Their Work?
Many MFA programs require students to submit an electronic thesis into their library's digital repository, where it's available online. How can these students protect their work?
The Pros and Cons of Getting a Creative Writing MFA
If you’ve been writing long enough, you’ve probably considered getting a Masters in Fine Arts degree. Perhaps you checked the tuition costs, choked, and wondered: Is it really worth it? That’s a tough call. Plenty of successful writers do not have advanced degrees. And plenty of MFA grads never publish a book. If you’re on the fence, here are a few pros and cons to consider. 1) Community: Writing is a solitary pursuit, and after spending hours alone with your thoughts, you might crave a tribe of writers. MFA programs offer exactly that: total immersion in a culture of books and writing to the exclusion of all else. (Call us fanatics. Call us bores. Guilty.)