Iowa Writers’ Workshop grads lament realities of publishing

“I think everything I learned at Iowa is wrong,” says one graduate of the venerable University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Another former student has adopted a practical approach: “More and more, I think I don’t mind being a cheap whore for the publishing world. What was that you said… you’d like a short story on growing up Vietmanese in Garth Brooks country? I happen to have one in me back pocket…”


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