Queens University of Charlotte

Queens University of Charlotte

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
2001
Location: 
Charlotte, NC
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Low
Duration: 
2 Years
Program Size: 
80
Application Deadline: 
October 1, 2014
Application Fee: 
50
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, Kevin Moffett, Naeem Murr, Jenny Offill, Patricia Powell, Steven Rinehart, Elissa Schappell, Dana Spiotta, and Ashley Warlick. Nonfiction writers: Emily Fox Gordon, Natalie Kusz, Suzannah Lessard, and Peter Stitt.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Qu Magazine

Other Features: 

Students who are accepted in more than one genre have the opportunity to change their genre focus on a semester basis. Concentrations are available in Writing for Stage & Screen. In addition, Charlotte-based students may choose to study abroad in one of the program's Latin American locations.

Students may choose to gain editorial experience by working with Qu Magazine. An alumni program is also available, which introduces graduates with agents and editors.

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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