Goucher College

Goucher College

MFA Program

Location: 
Baltimore, MD
Genres Include:
Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Low
Application Deadline: 
November 18, 2014
Application Fee: 
60
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Megan Cornett
Core Faculty Includes: 

Nonfiction writers: Madeleine Blais, Thomas French, Diana Hume George, Suzannah Lessard, Jacob Levenson, Leslie Rubinkowski, Richard Todd, Laura Wexler, and Webster Younce.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Scholarships

Other Features: 

This program has a professional focus on writing and publishing, incorporating internships with publications, publishers, writers, and agents. It features three new independent study courses: the Book Proposal, the Reported Memoir, and Research & Reporting, all three of which are taught by publishing professionals. Students may participate in the annual trip to New York City to meet with agents and editors.

Students must complete a two-week long residency each August and a long weekend residency each spring.

Applications are due by November 18 for the January residency or by June 18 for the August residency; apply by October 18 or by May 18 to be considered for scholarships.

Graduates: 

Valerie Boyd, Michael Capuzzo, Pamela Haag, Earl Swift

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.

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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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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