Goddard College

Goddard College

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
1976
Location: 
Plainfield, VT
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Low
Duration: 
2 Years
Program Size: 
100 (Vermont); 50 (Washington)
Application Deadline: 
October 15, 2016
Application Fee: 
65
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
David De Lucca
Core Faculty Includes: 

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

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers scholarships.

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.

For priority consideration for the Vermont residency, submit application materials by October 15 for the spring term or by April 15 for the fall term. The application fee is waived for materials submitted before the priority deadline. For general admissions, submit application materials by November 15 for the spring term and May 15 for the fall term.

For priority consideration for the Port Townsend, Washington residency, submit application materials by November 15 for the spring term or by April 15 for the fall term. The application fee is waived for materials submitted by the priority deadline. For general admissions, submit application materials by December 15 for the fall term and May 15 for the spring term.

Graduates: 

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