If you spend more time researching creative writing programs than you do actually writing, then you need to pick up this month’s Poets and Writers magazine. Poets and Writers Top 50 MFA programs issue is a must have for anyone who is even considering MFA programs. They have done all the research you’ll ever need on MFA programs and have written an exhaustive explanation of how these programs got their rating.
Believe me when I say, I have spent at least 100 hours researching different MFA programs and there are schools on this list that I didn’t even know about.
The article also breaks down each MFA program by genre, class size, teaching to student ratio and almost anything else you could possibly be interested in knowing about MFA programs.
Buy the magazine and then after reading it, sit your butt down in a chair and start writing. After all, you’re going to have to send in two or three samples with your MFA applications.