On October 15, the awesome human being who is Dinty Moore said the following on Facebook. He shared it with his network of friends (a small legion!) and in a few groups to which he belongs.
It’s really great advice for undergrads and their writing mentors who are in the midst of MFA Admissions Season.
I’ve reproduced it here with his permission.
An Open Letter to My Many Friends Who Teach Creative Writing to Undergraduates:
Many writing teachers still advise their undergraduate students that they “may as well go for an MFA because an MA doesn’t qualify you for anything.” Well, that makes sense for some students, but not all of them, especially now with the growth in the degree. So, we’d like to offer:
Five Good Reasons to Suggest an MA (Yes, an MA) to Your Students Continue reading