Louisiana State University

Louisiana State University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
1985
Location: 
Baton Rouge, LA
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Program Size: 
23
Application Deadline: 
January 25, 2015
Application Fee: 
50
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Laura Mullen
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Lara Glenum and Laura Mullen. Fiction writers: Jennifer Davis and James Wilcox.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, all students are fully funded.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program offers several reading series, including Readers & Writers, The Underpass: Readings by the LSU MFA Program, and the Creative Writing Program’s distinguished visitors series. Editorial positions are available with local journals.

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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