No Fanfiction, Please

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.

is a staff writer for The Millions. He lives in New York.

2 comments:

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

  2. 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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