Pls. Advise, Thx
For reasons too dull to enter into, I bought a hard copy of Poets & Writers magazine last week. It was the one with Toni Morrison on the cover, if that is of any interest to you. I am old enough to remember when it was a stapled magazine, a newsletter really, with about four or six spreads. Now it is quite a fat book with a color cover. The reason for this quite incredible growth is apparent immediately you open the magazine, and this reason stays before your eyes all the way to the end.
Creative writing school ads.
Which brings me to my question. All these M.F.As. That's a lot of M.F.As! Where do they go afterwards? Are they all getting published? What are they getting exactly?
Does it seem weird to you that there are so many creative writing schools? What proportion of their graduates are getting published? And why?
Does this incredible number of ads also suggest to you that the hope of literary fame is one hell of a cash cow for an English department? Remember when English departments turned their noses up at Creative Writing? I do.
Seriously, though. Does it all seem a little crazy to you? It does to me.