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Share via Email Prajwal Parajuly: Marzena Pogorzaly I signed with my literary agent three days before I started the two-year master of studies in creative writing at Oxford, and I signed a two-book contract with Quercus three days before the second year of the course began.
Some people, however, assume that my book deal was wholly the result of the course. At first, I relished being an undeserved poster boy for creative writing courses. My publishing contract — like all book deals coming the way of students enrolled in or fresh off a programmes — was a slap in the faces of those who said creative writing courses were a farce, factories where writers who have never been published teach writers who will never get published.
They came from far and near: When I asked them how they hoped to pay for their degrees many people, especially those from America and the UK, said they would finance their studies with student loans.
This, I understand, is about half of what most students on American creative writing programmes fork out and double what my EU counterparts at Oxford paid.
What, exactly, was I supposed to tell people who thought they might take out a loan to pay for their studies?
Should I tell them about the student two years ahead of me who found an agent through the end-of-the-year readings and went on to publish a fantastic book with a well-respected publishing house? Or how some tutors were extremely knowledgeable about the British publishing scene but less so about international publishing.
To expect them to know the American, Asian and Australian markets was perhaps hoping for too much, but when you pay huge sums for a course, your expectations rise; you become extra-sensitive about some tutor not attending your reading, or not even knowing your name.
Did that hold true for me? In a way it did. I joined the Oxford programme because I had nothing to do; I had quit my job and was halfway through a rough collection of short stories.
I was tired of people asking me well-meaning questions such as "What are you doing? The latter was in the middle of nowhere, Columbia was formidably expensive, and a few other places I was considering met daily.
Going to class every day was unappealing. For assignments, I submitted my most experimental pieces. I brought in the weakest stories to be workshopped, reasoning that if I was spending so much money I might as well take to the course what I would be embarrassed to workshop elsewhere.
I found two people on the course with whom I shall probably exchange work all my life, I published my first poem, and I have in my possession a puerile screenplay of which I am equally proud and ashamed.
I usually advise people to enrol in creative writing courses if they have the cash and the time. But to take out a loan to finance your studies? That is, of course, if things work out.
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