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, 2017
Application Fee: 
55
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Nona Caspers
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Maxine Chernoff, Paul Hoover, Andrew Joron, Daniel Langton, Toni Mirosevich
Fiction: Nona Caspers, Maxine Chernoff, Andrew Joron, Peter Orner, Chanan Tigay
Nonfiction: Toni Mirosevich, Chanan Tigay

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