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, 2015
Application Fee: 
55
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Maxine Chernoff
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Maxine Chernoff, Camille Dungy, Paul Hoover, Andrew Joron, Daniel Langton, Toni Mirosevich
Fiction writers: Nona Caspers, Bob Gluck, Peter Orner, ZZ Packer
Nonfiction writer: Chanan Tigay
Playwrights: Michelle Carter, Roy Conboy

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

3 Joe Brainard Fellowships, 5 William Dickey Fellowships, 1 Manoogian Award, 1 Ylvisikar Award, up to 8 teaching assistantships for second- or third-year students

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
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