University of Alaska, Anchorage

University of Alaska, Anchorage

MFA Program

Location: 
Anchorage, AK
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Low
Duration: 
3 Years
Program Size: 
50
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2015
Application Fee: 
60
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
David Stevenson
Core Faculty Includes: 

Anne Caston, Jo-Ann Mapson, Linda McCarriston, Sherry Simpson

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The UAA April Relyea Scholarship, the Jason Wenger Memorial Writing Award

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Alaska Quarterly Review

Other Features: 

This program emphasizes the interplay between landscape, science, nature, and creativity. It features the Northern Renaissance Arts & Science Series, the Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference, and mentorships between graduate students and professors.

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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