California Institute of Integral Studies

California Institute of Integral Studies

MFA Program

Location: 
San Francisco, CA
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Low
Duration: 
2 Years
Program Size: 
14
Application Deadline: 
February 1, 2015
Application Fee: 
65
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Theresa Newman
Core Faculty Includes: 

Randall Babtkis, Anne Bluethenthal, Carolyn Cooke, Cindy Shearer

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Research Assistantships, Scholarships

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Mission at Tenth

Other Features: 

This program offers two tracks: the MFA in Writing and Consciousness and the MFA in Creative Inquiry and Interdisciplinary Arts. Courses are offered in teaching, arts administration, editing and publishing, and community arts. Students attend six three-day residencies each semester.

The priority deadline for fall applications is February 1. The final deadline is July 20.

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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