Slate is running an article called MFA vs. NYC. It looked familiar to me, and, sure enough, I read it--at Slate--back in 2010. Why is it being rerun? The essay appears in a new book being published next week.
Back in 2010, my post title questioned whether there were other options to the MFA and NYC publishing routes. I was being back glib at that time. Four years later, I'm thinking that there definitely is a third publishing route now, the entrepreneurial self-publisher. Stop the presses!