Southern New Hampshire University

Southern New Hampshire University

MFA Program

Location: 
Whitefield, NH
Genres Include:
Fiction and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Low
Program Size: 
60-65
Application Deadline: 
November 1, 2014
Application Fee: 
40
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Jennifer Boissonneault
Core Faculty Includes: 

Richard Adams Carey, Wiley Cash, Craig Childs, Merle Drown, Ann Garvin, Leslie Jamison, Jo Knowles, Diane Les Becquets, Ben Nugent, Chinelo Okparanta, Lydia Peelle, Mark Sundeen, Katherine Towler, Robin Wasserman, Mitch Wieland

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Scholarships/Awards, Faculty Fellow

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program is affiliated with New Hampshire Writers’ Project. Students may choose to focus on writing for young adults. We also offer a track in environmental writing and environmental narrative journalism.

Students attend two weeklong residencies each year in January and June; both residencies take place at the Mountain View Grand Resort in Whitefield, New Hampshire.

The application deadline for the January residency is November 1; the deadline for the June residency is April 1.

Graduates: 

Jacquelyn Mitchard, Charlie Stella, Timothy Woodward, Pratima Cranse, Amy Irvine McHarg, Emma LeBlanc, Elizabeth Mueller

Current Issue

Cover Story 

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.

Finding Gems in Lost & Found

by Rebecca Bates

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

The Center for Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City is making the ephemeral more tangible through its Lost & Found chapbook series.

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Let's Just Do This: Eleven Small-Press Authors and their Publishing Partners

by Kevin Larimer

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

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

Special Section

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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