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.  

About Jamie

Jamie Lackey lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and their cats. She has over 160 short fiction credits, and has appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Escape Pod. She has a novella and two short story collections available from Air and Nothingness Press. In addition to writing, she spends her time reading, playing tabletop RPGs, baking, and hiking. You can find her online at www.jamielackey.com.

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