Columbia College Chicago Fiction

Columbia College Chicago Fiction

MFA Program

A workshop at Columbia College Chicago.

MFA Program Established: 
2011
Location: 
Chicago, IL
Genres Include:
Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Program Size: 
32
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2015
Application Fee: 
35
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Joshua Young
Core Faculty Includes: 

Garnett Kilberg Cohen, Don De Grazia, Patricia Ann McNair, Joseph Meno, Nami Mun, Audrey Niffenegger, Samuel Park, and Shawn Shiflett.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Students enrolled in Tutor Training and Practice Teaching courses can teach for compensation, limited scholarships, and other work-study opportunities.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Hair Trigger, F MagazineFictionary

Other Features: 

Study abroad opportunities are available in Prague, students regularly intersect with the local, national, and international literary communities. Students may also choose to take a semester in Los Angeles. Other features include the Publishing Lab and the annual Story Week Festival of Writers held each spring.

Graduates: 

Arnie Bernstein, Michael A. Black, Don DeGrazia, Stephanie Kuehnert, Joe Meno, Sam Weller, Geling Yan

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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