University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
1965
Location: 
Vancouver, Canada
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Online
Program Size: 
60
Application Deadline: 
January 5, 2015
Application Fee: 
94.75 (Canadian)
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Linda Svendsen
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poet: Rhea Tregebov. Fiction writers: Steven Galloway, Nancy Lee, Annabel Lyon, Keith Maillard, Maureen Medved, Linda Svendsen, Timothy Taylor, and John Vigna. Nonfiction writers: Deborah Campbell, Kevin Chong, and Andrea Schroeder.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Assistantships, Scholarships, Graduate Awards, Student Loans, Work Study, Positions Within PRISM international and Brave New Playwrights

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

PRISM international

Other Features: 

New Shoots is a program in which MFA graduate students gain teaching experience by instructing junior and senior high school students in creative writing. Students may also participate in Booming Ground, a graduate student-run mentorship program for members of the wider community. Other features include the Creative Writing Student Association and the Science Writing Project.

The deadline to apply for the optional residency is September of the previous year.

Graduates: 

Steven Galloway, Hart Hansen, Annabel Lyon

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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