Queens University of Charlotte

Queens University of Charlotte

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Charlotte, NC
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline: 
October 1, 2015
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Melissa Bashor
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Cathy Smith Bowers, Morri Creech, Sally Keith, Nick Lantz, James McKean, Jon Pineda, Robert Polito, and Claudia Rankine. Fiction writers: Pinckney Benedict, Jonathan Dee, Myla Goldberg, Zachary Lazar, Fred Leebron, Naeem Murr, Jenny Offill, David Payne, Patricia Powell, Steven Rinehart, Elissa Schappell, Dana Spiotta, and Ashley Warlick. Nonfiction writers: Emily Fox Gordon, Natalie Kusz, and Suzannah Lessard.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

Students in the Latin American track of the program attend an annual 15-day residency during the summer; the 2016 Latin America residency will be in Santiago.

The program hosts a biennial alumni conference that offers small workshops with editors and agents. Other features include the post-graduate One Book semester, during which students work on a manuscript with an editor from a major press.

For residencies in 2016, submit application materials with a $50 application fee by October 1 for the spring term, March 1, 2016, for the summer term, or August 1, 2016, for the fall term.