Murray State University

Murray State University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Murray, KY
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Program Size: 
Application Deadline: 
October 1, 2015
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Nita King
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Nickole Brown, Blas Falconer, Gary Jackson, and Jeff Skinner. Fiction writers: Tommy Hays, Dale Ray Phillips, and Lynn Pruett. Nonfiction writers: Riley Hanick, Karen Salyer McElmurray, and Elena Passarello.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Scholarships, Financial Aid

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

Students attend two nine-day residencies each year, in January and July, at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky, followed by a semester-long tutorial with a faculty mentor. The program hosts a visiting writers series. All students receive editorial internships at the student-run literary journal New Madrid.

Applications for the January residency are due by October 1, 2015, or by April 1, 2016 for the July residency.