I got a form rejection from The University of Pittsburgh’s MFA program.
Please, please, please don’t tell me that they’re making a huge mistake that they’ll someday regret. They aren’t. They won’t. I knew going in that I probably wouldn’t be a good fit for their program. The core of my prose is solid, but it’s also genre right to its heart. I tried, and I’m not sorry that I did. I’m also not surprised. And even though I’m not happy about it, if I’m not a good fit for them, it’s also very possible that they’re not a good fit for me.