Here’s a fun Scott fact: I very nearly enrolled in an MA program after graduating from college (the Creative Writing MFA program at Emerson to be exact).
Why Emerson? I applied to a number of programs, but I was rejected by all of them… save Emerson. That made the choice easier, though in the end I decided to skip the MFA all together (I do often wonder what my life would be like if I had gone ahead and enrolled in that program… I would probably be living in Boston, and I definitely wouldn’t be writing this blog post!
It is for this reason that I draw your attention to McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: An Objective Look at My Seven Graduate School Rejections Compared to Other Historic Rejections. Been there, done that.