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, 2016
Application Fee: 
60
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Jenny Murray
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poet: Anne Caston. Fiction writer: Jo-Ann Mapson. Nonfiction writer: Sherry Simpson.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

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

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Alaska Quarterly Review

Other Features: 

Students attend one 13-day residency each July at the University of Alaska campus in Anchorage. The program hosts a reading series and field trips. Other features include the Literary Practicum, through which each student designs and conducts a community-based field project.