University of North Carolina, Wilmington

University of North Carolina, Wilmington

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
1997
Location: 
Wilmington, NC
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Program Size: 
81
Application Deadline: 
January 1, 2015
Application Fee: 
60
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Lavonne J. Adams
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Lavonne J. Adams, Mark Cox, Malena Morling, Anna Lena Phillips, Emily Louise Smith, and Michael White. Fiction writers: Wendy Brenner,  Nina De Gramont, Clyde Edgerton, Philip Gerard, Rebecca Lee, Robert Anthony Siegel, and Beth Staples. Nonfiction writers: Philip Furia and David Gessner.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Assistantships, Scholarships, Specialized Assistantships

In-state residency applications are available after one year.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Lookout Books, Ecotone, Chautauqua

Other Features: 

This program features a monthly lecture series in professional topics and hosts the annual Writer's Week activities. Students may pursue coursework in editing, publishing, and magazine production offered via The Publishing Laboratory and Ecotone.

Graduates: 

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

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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