San Francisco State University

San Francisco State University

MFA Program

This photo is of an audience at a Fourteen Hills reading. Fourteen Hills is the literary journal produced by the SFSU Creative Writing graduate students.

MFA Program Established: 
1992
Location: 
San Francisco, CA
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Program Size: 
131
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2016
Application Fee: 
55
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Nona Caspers
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Paul Hoover and Daniel Langton. Poets and fiction writers: Maxine Chernoff, Robert Gluck, and Andrew Joron. Fiction writers: Nona Caspers, Peter Orner, and ZZ Packer. Fiction and nonfiction writer: Chanan Tigay. Poet and nonfiction writer: Toni Mirosevich.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Joe Brainard Fellowship, William Dickey Fellowship, Kathryn A. Manoogian Award, Miriam Ylvisikar Award, teaching assistantships for second- or third-year students

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Fourteen Hills, Transfer Magazine, New American Writing

Other Features: 

The Poetry Center hosts reading series and houses the American Poetry Archive, a library of audio and video recordings. Also available are courses on teaching and other professional training opportunities. Students may also choose to become members of the Wordsmith's Guild.

Graduates: 

Rae Armantrout, Po Bronson, Ernest Gaines, Frances Mayes, Anne Rice, Robin Romm, Philip Schultz