Monthly Archives: May 2010

Goodbye, blog!

As the new guard takes the blog into their capable hands, the old guard would like to sign off.  We have all enjoyed writing for the rnmfa blog, and we’re excited to see it grow in the next year.  We’ll … Continue reading

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There’s something magic in the number 3— So three things I’m taking away with my degree.

I wasn’t sure I’d learn much of anything.  I figured that if nothing else, the MFA program would give me time to write: two years of fiction first and the real world second.  However, I was a little ambivalent, for … Continue reading

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The Luna MFA Retrospective

I call the years between undergrad and graduate school the lost years.  I hardly remember what I was doing besides working, taking the prescribed two vacation weeks a year in Florida, and paying a heavy car note. Three years ago … Continue reading

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Developments in Self-Publishing (NY Times Mag’s take)

In an article published earlier this month in the New York Times Magazine, Virginia Heffernan notes the rise in both  industry cred and sheer number of self-published books.  She even goes so far to say that “Book publishing is simply becoming … Continue reading

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Power Summary of AWP 2010

AWP 2010, Denver  CO Too much time has passed, and my memory is weak, like waking from a dream and trying to capture it before it slips away. Arrive a day early, leaving the odd 90 degree weather of Jersey … Continue reading

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Two Contests

This first one is for poets only.   Shakespeare’s Monkey Revue. Three poems for $5 and wonderful cash prizes.  The deadline is May 30th.  One of the cheaper contests out there and an interesting site for poetry. http://shakespearesmonkeys.com/simian-contest/complete-contest-rules/ This next … Continue reading

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Glimmer Train: Short-Story Award for New Writers

Trade 15 bucks and a story for $1200 — Just thought I’d shout it out. Guidelines here -Amanda

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