MFA letters are the most difficult damn things to write. I had at least three versions of each essay I sent to each school. If I am rejected, it’s not because I didn’t try.
Maybe I’ll post my sample after I hear the results, just for others to look at.
After the third proofread, I was afraid that if I looked at the piece again, I’d find an error or some better way to say something. So I stopped myself. I would have been revising until eternity.
Confession: I sent my application to Bennington with a spot of coffee on the back of one of the pages. I was just too tired to print it all over again. Maybe the reviewer will think they dribbled their coffee.
They’re gone, and since they’ve monopolized my last few weeks, I am giddy with the expanse of time that’s opened up.
Now, I wait.
Dear Goddard, and Bennington, and Warren Wilson,
Please accept me for study at your MFA program along with my hefty application fees.
Please disregard the coffee stain,