Southern Illinois University

Southern Illinois University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
1996
Location: 
Carbondale, IL
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Program Size: 
35
Application Deadline: 
February 1, 2016
Application Fee: 
50
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Allison Joseph
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Judy Jordan, Allison Joseph, and Jon Tribble. Fiction writers: Pinckney Benedict, Scott Blackwood, and Beth Lordan.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Assistantships, Internships, Editorial Positions, Writing Center Positions, Teaching the Young Writers Workshop

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program hosts the student-run Little Grassy Literary Festival, a visiting writers series, and the student- and faculty-run Young Writers Workshop. Other features include internships and assistantships with Crab Orchard Review, the Devil's Kitchen Literary Festival, and the Saluki Writers Project.

Apply by February 1 to be eligible for funding; the regular application deadline is February 15, 2016.

Graduates: 

Ben Percy, Adrian Matejka, Michael Meyerhofer, Kerry James Evans, Rachel Furey, Curtis L. Crisler