PLEASE NOTE: We will do our best to answer as many questions asked as possible. However, out of respect for the time and energy of our panel and moderators, The Workshop cannot guarantee that we will be able to respond to all submitted questions during the I Applied to MFAs: What's Next? Panel itself.
PLEASE ALSO NOTE: While we understand that questions pertaining to racism and toxic competition within MFA programs are real and serious concerns, and want to acknowledge the racism and toxic competition endemic to the academy, this panel is unfortunately not an appropriate forum for such a discussion given its public nature, especially as our panelists are early career and still rely on their program connections, particularly their former professors, for book blurbs and letters of recommendation to fellowships, awards, writing conferences, jobs, etc. You may wish to join a moderated Facebook group like POC Draft or check out this list of faculty of color from de-canon.