Queens College

Queens College

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
2007
Location: 
Flushing, NY
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2-3 Years
Program Size: 
35
Application Deadline: 
February 15, 2015
Application Fee: 
125
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Nicole Cooley
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Nicole Cooley, Kimiko Hahn, and Roger Sedarat. Fiction writer: Maaza Mengiste. Nonfiction writer: John Weir.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Adjunct Teaching

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program has partnernships with the Flea Theatre, the Poetry Society of America, Archipelago Books, and the Queens Central Library. It works with the Poetry Society of America to host the New Salon Reading Series. Students may apply for residencies at the Louis Armstrong Archive House.

Opportunities are available for students to earn an Advanced Certificate in English Language Teaching for work abroad. Students are also encouraged to do cross-genre work.

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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