Seattle Pacific University

Seattle Pacific University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
2005
Location: 
Seattle, WA
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Low
Duration: 
2 Years
Program Size: 
30
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
50
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Aubrey Allison
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Jeanine Hathaway and Jeanne Murray Walker. Fiction writers: Robert Clark and Gina Ochsner. Nonfiction writers: Paula Huston and Lauren F. Winner.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Work Study, Partial merit scholarships are available for outstanding applicants.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program is designed for Christian writers, as well as those of other traditions, who not only want to pursue excellence in the craft of writing but also place their work within the larger context of the Judeo-Christian tradition of faith. Students are encouraged to take cross-genre courses.

Summer residencies are held in Santa Fe and winter residencies are held on Whidbey Island. Additionally, summer residency coincides with Images Glen Workshop. Residents of Seattle may attend the Milton Center Friday Workshop.

Applications for the March residency are due November 15; May 15 for the July to August residency.

Graduates: 

Timothy E.G. Bartel, Daniel Bowman Jr, Chris Hoke, Kelly Foster Lundquist, Elizabeth Myhr, Shannon Huffman Polson, Allison Backous Troy, Brian Volck, Alissa Wilkinson

Current Issue

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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.

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Posted 10.15.14

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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

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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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