Emerson College

Emerson College

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
1981
Location: 
Boston, MA
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Program Size: 
120
Application Deadline: 
February 15, 2015
Application Fee: 
60
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Pablo Medina
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Jonathan Aaron, Christine Casson, Gail Mazur, Pablo Medina, Daniel Tobin
Fiction writers: Bernard Brooks, William Donoghue, Lise Haines, Steve Himmer, Margot Livesey, Kim McLarin, William Orem, Pamela Painter, Jon Papernick, Ladette Randolph, Frederick Reiken, John Skoyles, Jessica Treadway, Steve Yarbrough, Mako Yoshikawa
Nonfiction writers: Jabari Asim, William Beuttler, Yu-jin Chang, Benoit Denizet-Lewis, Robin Fast, Maria Flook, Flora Gonzalez, DeWitt Henry, Roy Kamada, Maria Koundoura, Megan Marshall, Murray Schwartz, John Trimbur, Jerald Walker, Wendy W. Walters, Douglas Whynott
Editors/Publishing professionals:  Lisa Diercks, David Emblidge, Gian Lombardo

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Research Assistantships, Presidential and Merit Aid Scholarships, Internships, Student Employment

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program features a Visiting Writers Reading Series as well as a Student Reading Series. Students can work with Redivider or Ploughshares. The department also offers a graduate student teaching program.

Graduates: 

Tina Egnoski, Matthew Goodman, Stacy McKee, Matt Rasmussen, Kate Racculia, Kathleen Rooney, Asako Serizawa, Laura van den Berg, Urban Waite, Eric Wasserman

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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