Articles by Cathy Day

September 10, 2014

The Magic Building Where English Majors Work: Making Sense of Creative Writing’s Job Problem 21

When is the right time to tell aspiring writers about their job prospects? In graduate school? Before they even apply to graduate school? Or sooner than that even—in their first creative writing class? Never? Let them Google it because it’s just too depressing otherwise?

January 18, 2011

The Story Problem: 10 Thoughts on Academia’s Novel Crisis 78

The rhythm of school is conducive to the writing of small things, not big things, and we don’t try hard enough to think beyond that rhythm because, for many of us, it’s the only rhythm we know.