Goddard College

Goddard College

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
1976
Location: 
Plainfield, VT
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Low
Program Size: 
100 (Vermont); 50 (Washington)
Application Deadline: 
December 1, 2014
Application Fee: 
40
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
David De Lucca
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Jan Clausen, Beatrix Gates, Bhanu Kapil, and Jane Wohl. Fiction writers: Rebecca Brown, Douglas A. Martin, John McManus, Rachel Pollack, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, and Darcey Steinke. Nonfiction writers: Kenny Fries, Michael Klein, Nicola Morris, and Richard Panek.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Scholarships

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program frequently features visiting writers (every residency) and publishing professionals (every other residency). Alumni are often invited back to celebrate their book-length publications. Students complete a fifteen-hour teaching practicum in their communities. Associated conferences include Clockhouse Writers’ Conference and Port Townsend Writers Conference.

Goddard College has two campuses: one in Vermont and one in Washington. Cross-genre study is available. Additional genres include playwriting, screenwriting, young adult, and the graphic novel.

For the spring term, the application deadline is December 1 for the Vermont campus, January 15 for the Washington campus. For the fall term, submit by May 15 for th eVermont campus and by June 15 for the Washington campus.

Graduates: 

Ellis Avery, Adam Braver, Karen Engelmann, Karen Essex, Cara Hoffman, Mary Johnson, Chris Millis, Christian Peet, Matthew Quick, Selah Saterstrom, Alexis Smith

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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