Mills College

Mills College

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
1980
Location: 
Oakland, CA
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2-3 Years
Program Size: 
75
Application Deadline: 
December 15, 2014
Application Fee: 
50
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poet: Stephen Ratcliffe
Fiction writers: Micheline Aharonian Marcom, Cornelia Nixon, Juliana Spahr, Truong Tran
Nonfiction writers: Elmaz Abinader, Sarah Pollock, Patricia Powell
Book artists: Julie Chen, Katheen Walkup
YA writer: Kathryn Reiss

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching assistantships, need-based scholarships, partial-tuition assistantships, full-tuition fellowships

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program also offers an MFA in Book Art and Creative Writing and an MA in English and American Literature.

Other features include the Professional Survival Weekend, the Place for Writers, the Community Teaching Project, and the Writers Series.

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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