Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Low-Res MFA Handbook officially available!

The release date may very well say January, but amazon and other online retailers are shipping orders! If you shop on amazon.com, you can also use the “Look Inside” feature to catch a glimpse of a few chapters. Here’s the basic rundown of what’s inside:

Features 49 programs and 150+ interviews

Available now from Continuum Books
The Low-Residency MFA Handbook: A Guide for Prospective Creative Writing Students
(ISBN 978-1-4411984-4-0)

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Low-Residency MFAs 
Chapter 2: Is the Low-Residency Model Right for Me? 
Chapter 3: The Selection Process 
Chapter 4: The Application Process 
Chapter 5: Funding 
Chapter 6: The Programs 
Chapter 7: The Residency Experience 
Chapter 8: Non-Residency Semesters 
Chapter 9: Pedagogical Preparation 
Chapter 10: Learning from Experience 
Chapter 11: Life After the MFA 
Chapter 12: AWP Membership & Services 
Appendix A: Extended Interviews 
Appendix B: Quick Reference 
Appendix C: Additional Resources 

“What an invaluable handbook! Lori A. May has done her research, knows her stuff, and, what's best, lets the programs speak for themselves through her extensive interviews. There's a chorus of quotes from faculty, students, and graduates in The Low-Residency MFA Handbook. Anyone making the decision to apply for an MFA should consult this wise guide. May's clarity and authority make it a gold standard." 
- Molly Peacock, author of The Second Blush

The Low-Residency MFA Handbook is an important book, not only for prospective students, but for program faculty and administrators as well. This guide will prove invaluable for students preparing to apply for low-residency MFA programs and will inform them of what to expect once they gain acceptance. The low-residency MFA in creative writing is increasingly popular, and there has been a lack of resources available to students, faculty and administrators. The Low-Residency MFA Handbook fills that void." 
- Derick Burleson, author of Melt

Click here to order The Low-Residency MFA Handbook: A Guide for Prospective Creative Writing Students on amazon.

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