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, 2016
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Mark Cox
Core Faculty Includes: 

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

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: 

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 the literary journals Chautauqua and Ecotone; 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