University of Houston

University of Houston

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
1979
Location: 
Houston, TX
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Program Size: 
81 (MFA and PhD students combined)
Application Deadline: 
December 15, 2014
Application Fee: 
75
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
James Kastely
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Nick Flynn, Tony Hoagland, Kevin Prufer, and Martha Serpas. Fiction writers: Jeffrey DeShell, Marcia Douglas, Stephen Graham Jones, Elisabeth Sheffield, and Peter Turchi.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching and Graduate Assistantships, Fellowships

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

Eight major reading series, including the Inprint Brown series and the Poison Girl series; Writers in the Schools program.

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.

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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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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