University of North Carolina, Wilmington

University of North Carolina, Wilmington

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Wilmington, NC
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
3 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 5, 2017
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Mark Cox
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Mark Cox, Malena Morling, Michael White
Fiction: Wendy Brenner, Nina De Gramont, Clyde Edgerton, Rebecca Lee, Robert Anthony Siegel
Nonfiction: May-lee Chai, Philip Furia, Philip Gerard, David Gessner
Editing/Publishing: Anna Lena Phillips, Emily Louise Smith, Beth Staples

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers teaching, graduate, and specialized assistantships, as well as scholarships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Lookout Books, Ecotone, Chautauqua

Other Features: 

The program hosts a month-long visiting writers and editors series and Writers Week, an annual event offering readings, workshops, craft talks, and panel discussions. Other features include apprenticeships with the Publishing Laboratory, which hosts the Lookout Books imprint; and opportunities to participate in outreach programs at local schools and organizations.


George Bishop, Nina DeGramont, Kirsten Holmstedt, Brad Land, Jason Mott, Derek Nikitas, Carmen Rodriguez, Dana Sachs, Daniel Terry