University of Missouri, St. Louis

University of Missouri, St. Louis

MFA Program

Location: 
St. Louis, MO
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Program Size: 
30
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2015
Application Fee: 
35
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Steve Schreiner
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Steve Schreiner, Shane Seely
Fiction writers: John Dalton, Mary Troy

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Assistantships, Tutoring, positions at Natural Bridge, Teaching Continuing Education workshops

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program hosts the Natural Bridge Debut Writers' Series as well as a Graduate Student Reading Series. Students may participate in the Writers in the Schools Program or in the Graduate Writers Association. Prizes are available in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.

The program duration varies from two to five years.

Graduates: 

Sally Van Doren  - Winner of the Walt Whitman Award and author of two poetry collections.

Adam Hayward – Winner of the 2013 Autumn House Press non-Fiction Award.

Michael Nye – Managing Editor of The Missouri Review and author of the story collection Strategies Against Extinction

Seth Rabb – Writer for NBC Sitcom “Go On”

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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