Portland State University

Portland State University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
2009
Location: 
Portland, OR
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2 Years
Program Size: 
70
Application Deadline: 
January 3, 2015
Application Fee: 
50
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
A. B. Paulson, Director
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: John Beer, Michele Glazer
Fiction writers: Diana Abu-Jaber, A.B. Paulson, Leni Zumas
Nonfiction writers: Michael McGregor, Paul Collins

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Scholarships, Fellowships; Graduate Assistantships, Positions in the Writing Center and in Cross-Curriculum Writing Intensive Courses, Internships

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program hosts the Portland Arts & Lecture series. Other features include the Wordstock festival, Literary Arts, The Mountain Writers Series, and the Portland Writers Dojo. Affiliations of the program include Powell's Books, Glimmer Train Press, Dark Horse Comics, Tin House, The Independent Publishing Resource Center, Portland Review, Portland Monthly, and Poetry Northwest.

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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