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No Fanfiction, Please

By posted at 4:00 pm on October 23, 2013 2

For those of you who were not on Twitter yesterday, the novelist Elizabeth McCracken tweeted a series of tips for applying to MFA fiction programs. Among other bits of good advice, she says it’s generally best to apply with a solid short story rather than a novel chapter.

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2 Responses to “No Fanfiction, Please”

  1. Pat Hobby
    at 7:32 pm on October 23, 2013

    Can someone tweet tips on how we can get all the MFA Fiction programs in the country permanently shuttered?

  2. Azurite
    at 3:36 am on October 31, 2013

    I fail to see how the headline of this article has anything to do with its extremely short content (or the content it links to). What in the world does submitting a short story vs. a novel chapter to an MFA program have to do with fanfiction? Even in the Tweets curated and linked to, I didn’t see McCracken mention anything about fanfiction.

    Am I missing something?

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