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Since graduation [Oct. 16th, 2011|06:28 am]
Writing MFA, Hopes and Hopefuls

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It's been awhile since anyone has posted here! For those of you who are finished with your program, how has it impacted your life since you've graduated? Do you still write and submit work on a regular basis? Have any of you found jobs in academia or publishing? Have any of you gotten a book published?
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[User Picture]From: nihilistic_kid
2011-10-17 12:09 am (UTC)
Hey there—I had a bunch of publications prior to getting an MFA. I got one, and probably went to the wrong place, and got no bites at all for an academic job. It was, however, a great help in getting me a publishing job.

All I can say is choose your program wisely!
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[User Picture]From: no_no_
2011-10-17 01:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks, but I graduated from my program in 2009! I was just curious as to what people end up doing post-MFA. I still submit to lit journals on a regular basis. My first complete manuscript is in the hands of an agent! If she takes me on as a client, and I end up published, I will probably pursue an academic job.
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[User Picture]From: decemberthirty
2011-10-17 12:20 pm (UTC)
You're right--it's been a long while since anyone posted!

I finished my program about a year and a half ago. I definitely still write and submit regularly, but haven't had a book published--after graduation I felt that I needed to do some major restructuring of my thesis before trying to publish it, so I'm still at work on that project. I never pursued an academic job. I currently teach fiction writing at the high school level, and I love it.
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[User Picture]From: no_no_
2011-10-17 01:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm glad to hear people out there do something with their degree :)
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[User Picture]From: decemberthirty
2011-10-17 06:50 pm (UTC)
No problem. :)

I took a look at your profile and I think we might get along. Would you mind if I added you? I'd love to have more writers as part of my circle here on LJ.
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[User Picture]From: no_no_
2011-10-18 04:30 am (UTC)
Sure, I don't mind!
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[User Picture]From: decemberthirty
2011-10-18 02:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :)
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