University of Colorado

University of Colorado

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
2006
Location: 
Boulder, CO
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Program Size: 
36
Application Deadline: 
December 1, 2014
Application Fee: 
50
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Ruth Ellen Kocher
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Julie Carr, Noah Eli Gordon, Ruth Ellen Kocher, and Sandy Tseng. Fiction writers: Jeffrey DeShell, Marcia Douglas, Stephen Graham Jones, and Elisabeth Sheffield.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Chancellor’s Fellowships, and Arts and Sciences Council Diversity Fellowships. Other funding opportunities include positions as reading series organizers and office assistants. 

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program has an experimental focus and has a foreign language requirement. All students teach creative writing. Publishing workshops and nonfiction courses are available, though there is no degree focus for nonfiction. Students may also attend the semiannual Small Press Festival. 

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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