Fairleigh Dickinson University

Fairleigh Dickinson University

MFA Program

Location: 
Madison, NJ
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Low
Program Size: 
60
Application Deadline: 
October 15, 2014
Application Fee: 
40
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Rene Steinke
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Renee Ashley, David Daniel, Kathleen Graber, and H.L. Hix. Fiction writers: Ellen Atkins, Jeffery Renard Allen, Rebecca Chace, Walter Cummins, David Grand, Thomas E. Kennedy, and Rene Steinke. Nonfiction writer: Minna Proctor. Translator: Susan Bernofsky.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Three graduate assistantships in conjunction with editorial work at The Literary Review.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

Students attend two 10-day residencies each year. The January residency takes place on the Wroxton, England, campus and the August residency takes place on the Florham-Madison campus.

The deadline for spring applications is October 15. The deadline for fall applications is June 30.

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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