Saturday, February 4, 2012

MFA Application Success

Yesterday I received the answer from the MFA program:  I've been ACCEPTED!!  

I missed the call, but when I checked my cell, I practically hyperventilated when I saw that the phone number was the program director's.  I experienced a moment of doubt as I dialed my voicemail to retrieve the message, but my fears were allayed when I listened to it.  I should be receiving my acceptance package sometime next week, so once I sign on the dotted line, I will be officially enrolled in the Vermont College of Fine Arts for the MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults.

It's a low-residency program, conducted by correspondence and with twice-yearly two-week stays on campus.  The faculty is stellar, all accomplished writers like Martine Leavitt, Matt de la Peña, An Na, and Franny Billingsley, among so many others I don't have the space to list!  And the graduates?  Just as accomplished:  Jandy Nelson, Lauren Myracle, Carrie Jones--again, I could go on.

I'm honored to join the VCFA community and can't believe I actually can.  I may have slipped in by mistake, but I won't say anything if you don't!


  1. Linda, I'm so excited for you! You are going to have a blast. Please get in touch if you have any questions about VCFA--I love talking about the program. And you are definitely not a mistake.


    1. Thanks, Caroline! I just sent in the deposit and I'm eager to get going already! Leda sent me a welcome email and it felt surreal.

      And thanks for offering your VCFA wisdom; I'm sure I'll have some questions!