Apply to multiple sessions and you might get accepted.
Today I got an email back from one of the MLA abstracts I sent in. Believe it or not, I was holding my breath, hoping that I did NOT get accepted.
What was that about?
Over the weekend, the two abstracts I most wanted accepted were accepted. Since MLA will let you present twice, that was great. The third abstract, though interesting, was not what I wanted to talk about most. So I was thrilled to be turned down.
By the way, that group only had five abstracts submitted. So there was a better than 50% acceptance rate for that session.
There’s something to keep in mind when applying. Some of the sessions have hundreds of applications and some of them have just a few. Apply to multiple sessions and you might get accepted.