I Got Accepted Into An MFA Program for Creative Writing

Today’s post is super late! That’s because I’ve been having discussions with myself, friends, and directors of MFA programs. I got accepted into an MFA program and I’m still figuring out the details, but I’m excited.

It’s Lindenwood University’s MFA program in Writing. I’ve been talking to program directors for a couple of days, thinking things through as much as I can. There are others I applied to that I’d like to hear back from, but the more I think about the programs, the more I think I like Lindenwood, mostly because it’s one of the most flexible options, and I really like the academics of the program.

The chances of getting accepted into even a low-residency program are getting lower and lower these days, and I don’t want to wait too long before claiming my spot. And I figure if I end up really having to decide between a few programs, I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it.

And that’s all for today. Gotta cook spaghetti.

Update: I actually got accepted into a different program after this. I turned down Lindenwood. That being said, the Lindenwood folks were incredibly nice and the program is a good program in my opinion, if low-residency or full-residency programs are not a good fit for you.

By Eric Shay Howard

Eric Shay Howard is the author of the fiction collection, Crushes. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Louisville and an MBA from Western Governors University.


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