Portland State University. Department of English
Publishers and publishing -- Study and teaching -- United States, Book industries and trade -- Study and teaching -- United States
Fluctuating lists on industry sites such as Publisher’s Weekly rank MFA programs, and thousands of agents and publishing houses solicit from MFA programs each year. However, many MFA students and graduates struggle to reconcile the nature of their degrees with the realities of the publishing industry. What are MFA programs currently doing to prepare their students for the realities of the publishing industry? Where is there the most room for improvement in their preparation (i.e. what aspects of the publishing industry do they remain unprepared for)?
Parys, Sabrina, "I'm Not a Businessman; I'm a Business, Man: What are MFA Programs Doing to Better Prepare Their Students for the Realities of the Publishing Industry and Where is Their Room for Improvement?" (2015). Book Publishing Final Research Paper. 2.