Goddard College

Goddard College

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Plainfield, VT
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Program Size: 
100 (Vermont); 50 (Washington)
Application Deadline: 
October 15, 2015
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
David De Lucca
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Jan Clausen, Beatrix Gates, Elena Georgiou, Bhanu Kapil, and Jane Wohl. Fiction writers: Rebecca Brown, Aimee Liu, Micheline Aharonian Marcom, Douglas A. Martin, John McManus, Victoria Nelson, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, and Darcey Steinke. Nonfiction writers: Kenny Fries, Michael Klein, Nicola Morris, and Richard Panek.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 


Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

Students attend two eight-day residencies each year, and can choose to attend January and June residencies at the Plainsfield, Vermont, campus, or February and July residencies at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, Washington. Coursework is also offered in genre fiction, young adult fiction, graphic novel writing, hybrid and experimental forms, nature writing, playwriting, screenwriting, travel writing, writing for television, and libretto. The program hosts visiting authors and publishing professionals and the alumni-only Clockhouse Writers' Conference and Retreat. Other features include opportunities to work with the Vermont campus radio and online station WGDR, the student-run literary journal Pitkin Review, and the alumni-run literary journal Clockhouse.

For priority consideration, submit application materials by October 15 for the spring term or by April 1, 2016, for the fall term. For general admissions, submit application materials by November 15 for the spring term and May 1, 2016, for the fall term.


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