Goddard College

Goddard College

MFA Program

Plainfield, VT
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Program Size: 
100 (Vermont); 50 (Washington)
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
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Contact Name: 
Paul Selig
Core Faculty Includes: 

Kyle Bass, Ryan Boudinot, Deborah Brevoort, Rebecca Brown, Jan Clausen, Kenny Fries, Beatrix Gates, Elena Georgiou, Bhanu Kapil, Susan Kim, Michael Klein, Neil Landau, Aimee Liu, Jeanne Mackin, Micheline Aharonian Marcom, Douglas Martin, Rogelio Martinez, John McManus, Nicola Morris, Victoria Nelson, Richard Panek, Rachel Pollack, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, Juliana Spahr, Darcey Steinke, Jane Wohl

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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.


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