Alum Tiffany Hawk (Fiction, 2010) in Writer’s Digest on her path to publication:
After getting some distance, I realized that the book was far from ready. I was serious about becoming a writer, though, so I went back to grad school for an MFA where I learned just how weak that draft really was. After saving maybe three pages of material, I did more than bury the rest under a stone. I deleted it.