Roundup: MFA-ccident? Or Worth It?

In our Roundups segment, we’re looking back at all the great posts since the blog started in 2009. We explore posts from our archives as well as other top literary magazines, centered on a certain theme to help you jump-start your week. This week we have posts on MFA programs.

Okay, so bad pun in the title. But the question is a sincere one that has been asked a lot recently. Is it worth it for an aspiring writer to get an MFA? The following articles from Ploughshares and from around the web contribute to the conversation…

From Ploughshares:

From Around the Web:

  • In “To MFA or Not to MFA” Lorin Stein via The Paris Review writes, “I find it hard to believe that spending so much time with other young writers—people so much like you—is good for the spirit, or makes you a more interesting person.”

Indecision

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