Syracuse University

Syracuse University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
1992
Location: 
Syracuse, NY
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Program Size: 
36
Application Deadline: 
January 1, 2015
Application Fee: 
75
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Sarah Harwell
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Michael Burkard, Brooks Haxton, Mary Karr, Christopher Kennedy, and Bruce Smith. Fiction writers: Arthur Flowers, George Saunders, and Dana Spiotta.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Fellowships, Scholarships, Larry Levis Memorial Graduate Student Internship, Graduate Prizes and Honors.

All students are fully funded.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program features the Raymond Carver reading series, the Graduate Writers Reading Series, graduate reading groups, and the English Graduate Organization.

Graduates: 

Adam Levin, Cheryl Strayed

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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