Irons in the Fire

goat with braces
how Yuka sees me

I have more or less completed the application processes for grad school here at the U of I and for Teach for America. it’s exciting to think about the possibility of doing either one of these, particularly because I would be devoting all of my time to whichever project I landed. I don’t want to get my hopes up too much, though because everyone in the Creative Writing Department keeps telling me that they really, really do not take Grad students who did their undergrad at the U of I, and I know that Teach for America has a limited number of spots available, and it can be a bit competitive at times. last, but not necessarily least, is the option of applying to work where james works, a place called “Publication Services” that offers, among all things, publication services. I could potentially become an editor there, poring over lines of text to check for grammar and spelling mistakes, and perhaps even check for style issues. it seems like it would be fun doing that sort of thing for a living, and working a nine-to-five monday-thru-friday gig. I’ll be sure to keep you all posted on that stuff. another option that I’ve been considering is the idea of looking into other grad schools to which I can apply. one school, antioch university in LA, provides a distance-learning MFA program, so I could potentially study there without even leaving lovely Urbana-Champaign (I think). who knows…

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