Florida International University

Florida International University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
1989
Location: 
Miami, FL
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Program Size: 
60
Application Deadline: 
January 13, 2015
Application Fee: 
30
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Terese Campbell
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Denise Duhamel and Campbell McGrath. Fiction writers: Lynne Barrett, Debra Dean, John Dufresne, and Les Standiford. Nonfiction writer: Julie Wade.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Knight Fellowships, Adjunct Teaching

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Gulf Stream Magazine, Florida Book Review

Other Features: 

This program features the monthly Writers on the Bay Series and the annual Lawrence Sanders Award in Fiction ceremony, and hosts the annual FIU/Books & Books Writers Conference.

Graduates: 

Rick Blanco, Patricia Engel, Dennis Lehane

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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