I’m occasionally reviewing the essay anthology MFA vs. NYC, choosing different essays that I thought were interesting. Here’s Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 and Part 4. Plus I already wrote about Emily Gould’s essay that appears in the book.
This is about Jim Rutman’s essay, “The Disappointment Business.”
This is the essay where I realized how depressing this book really is.
No one likes MFA programs. No one likes the NYC publishing process either.