Chatham University

Chatham University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
2002
Location: 
Pittsburgh, PA
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2 Years
Program Size: 
105
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
$0
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Dr. Sheryl St. Germain
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Joy Katz, Heather McNaugher, Sheila Squillante, and Sheryl St. Germain. Fiction writers: Kathy Ayres and Sherrie Flick. Nonfiction writer: Marc Nieson.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Fellowships, Teaching Assistantships, Margaret Lehr Whitford Fellowship, The Fourth River Fellowship

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program has a focus on food, nature, environmental, and travel writing. Students have the opportunity to travel to other countries such as Belize, Costa Rica, Greece, Iceland, and Vietnam as part of the creative writing field seminar.

To be eligible for funding, apply by January 15.

Graduates: 

Chris Barzak, D. Gilson, Robert Isenberg, Sarah Reis, Mark Anthony Rolo

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.

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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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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