Bennington College

Bennington College

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
1994
Location: 
Bennington, VT
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Low
Program Size: 
105
Application Deadline: 
September 1, 2015
Application Fee: 
70
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Dawn Dayton
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: April Bernard, David Daniel, Major Jackson, Ed Ochester, and Mark Wunderlich. Fiction writers: Martha Cooley, David Gates, Amy Hempel, Bret Anthony Johnston, Alice Mattison, Jill McCorkle, Askold Melnyczuk, Brian Morton, Rachel Pastan, Lynne Sharon Schwartz, and Paul Yoon. Nonfiction writers: Benjamin Anastas, Sven Birkerts, Susan Cheever, Dinah Lenney, and Peter Trachtenberg.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Scholarships

Other Features: 

This program hosts Writers-in-Residence, and the residencies feature visiting writers, musicians, and actors.

Students attend two 10-day residencies each year. The deadline for the the fall term is residency is March 1.

Current Issue

Cover Story 

Our Independent Publishing Issue features an in-depth interview with Graywolf Press editor Jeff Shotts; a look at the successful partnerships of eleven small-press authors and their editors; a profile of indie essayist Charles D'Ambrosio; Donald Hall recalls a golden age of American poetry; best-selling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore on the rewards of self-promotion; advice for self-published authors; a conversation with Guernica publisher Lisa Lucas; and much more.

Finding Gems in Lost & Found

by Rebecca Bates

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

The Center for Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City is making the ephemeral more tangible through its Lost & Found chapbook series.

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Let's Just Do This: Eleven Small-Press Authors and their Publishing Partners

by Kevin Larimer

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Eleven small-press authors and their publishing partners discuss the independent approach—and all the passion, commitment, and love that comes with it—to bringing books into the world.

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Agents & Editors: Jeff Shotts

by Michael Szczerban

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Graywolf Press executive editor Jeff Shotts discusses the power of patience in publishing, editing as an act of empathy, and why it’s an exciting time to be a poet.

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