California State University, Fresno

California State University, Fresno

MFA Program

Location: 
Fresno, CA
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Program Size: 
60
Application Deadline: 
March 15, 2015
Application Fee: 
55
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Tim Skeen
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Corrine Clegg Hales, Tim Skeen
Fiction writers: Alex Espinoza, Randa Jarrar
Nonfiction writers: Steven Church, John Hales

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Scholarships, Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Assistantships, conference and travel funding, non-resident tuition waivers

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

The Normal School, San Joaquin Review

Other Features: 

Philip Levine Prize in Poetry; Young Writers’ Conference; publishing and editing classes; study abroad opportunities in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; Certificate of Advanced Study in Composition; Certificate of Special Study in Creative Writing; San Joaquin Literary Association; , Chicano Writers and Artists Association, Fresno Poets' Association reading series, MFA reading series, MFA Fresno Blog

Graduates: 

Daniel Chacón, Sasha Pimentel Chacón, Janet Nichols Lynch, Michael Medrano, Andrés Montoya, James Tyner, Burlee Vang

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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