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The Creative Writing MFA Handbook: A Guide for Prospective Graduate Students
The Creative Writing MFA Handbook: A Guide for Prospective Graduate Students
by Tom Kealey
Edition: Paperback
79 used & new from $0.01

14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars ok, but not great . . ., June 30, 2006
I thought the stuff about the application process was really helpful, but the info on the schools was a little vague and confusing. It was hard to tell what he thought sometimes and a lot of it was just his opinion, not fact. My poetry prof who was helping me out said that some of the info was just plain wrong, or subjective, and she has two creative writing degrees and knows a ton of people who teach in these programs. But I thought some of the little details were interesting; there just weren't enough of them, I guess. I still had to go to all the websites and talk to people anyway. i also bought Amy Holman's An Insider's Guide to Creative Writing Programs at the same time and found that guide to be A LOT more helpful. It doesn't give you that much more info, but it's more straightforward and unbiased.

But hey, the good news is that I ended up getting into two pretty good programs, so some of it must have worked!


AN Insider's Guide to Creative Writing Programs: Choosing the Right MFA or MA Program, Colony, Residency, Grant or Fellowship
AN Insider's Guide to Creative Writing Programs: Choosing the Right MFA or MA Program, Colony, Residency, Grant or Fellowship
by Amy Holman
Edition: Paperback
41 used & new from $0.01

13 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DEFINITELY THE BEST GUIDE!!!!!!!, June 30, 2006
A very straightforward, well-organized and informative guide. Will really help you make a good decision about which schools to apply to. I also bought The MFA Handbook by Tom Kealey and found it helpful in certain ways, but really lacking in others. This one is SO MUCH BETTER. Not biased or unreliable like Kealey's guide. Just straightforward information.


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