University of Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program

University of Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program

MFA Program

Location: 
Iowa City, IA
Genres Include:
Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Program Size: 
10-15
Application Deadline: 
December 15, 2014
Application Fee: 
60
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Cherie Hansen-Rieskamp
Core Faculty Includes: 

Nonfiction writers: John D'Agata, Patricia Foster, Vivian Gornick, Dylan Nice, Jeff Porter, and Bonnie Sunstein.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Research Assistantships, Fellowships

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

Visiting Writers Series and the Nonfiction Now Conference, a biennial gathering of over nonfiction writers, teachers, and students from around the world, and also features the Overseas Writing Workshop, the Institute for the Essay, and the Center for the Book.

Graduates: 

JoAnne Beard, Eula Biss, John D'Agata, Hope Edelman, Stephanie Griest, Amy Leach, Yiyun Li, Lucas Mann, Jennifer Percy, Ryan Van Meter

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.

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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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