Converse College

Converse College

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Spartanburg, SC
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline: 
October 1, 2015
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Rick Mulkey
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Suzanne Cleary, Denise Duhamel, Albert Goldbarth, and Rick Mulkey. Fiction writers: Marlin Barton, Thomas Hays, Cary Holladay, Robert Olmstead, and Leslie Pietrzyk. Nonfiction writers: Jim Minick and Dan Wakefield. Poet and nonfiction writer: Richard Tillinghast. Fiction and nonfiction writers: C. Michael Curtis and Susan Tekulve.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Partial Work Scholarships, Graduate Assistantships

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

Students attend two nine-day residencies each year, in January and June, at Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The program also offers degrees in young adult fiction and environmental writing, and hosts a reading series, one-on-one manuscript consultations with editors and agents, and panels on publishing, editing, and freelance writing. Other features include the student-run South 85 Journal, and up to three travel stipends to attend the annual AWP Conference, worth $400 each.

Submit application materials by October 1 for the January residency, or by February 15, 2016, for the June residency.