University of California, Davis

University of California, Davis

MA Program

Location: 
Davis, CA
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2 Years
Program Size: 
28
Application Deadline: 
January 5, 2015
Application Fee: 
90 for domestic applications, $110 for international applications
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Robin Alexander
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Joshua Clover, Katie Peterson, Joe Wenderoth
Fiction writers: Lucy Corin, Lynn Freed, Pam Houston, Yiyun Li

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Research Positions, Tuition Waivers, Prizes

Second-year students are offered teaching appointments to teach introductory undergraduate creative writing workshops in their genre.

Other Features: 

Students are invited to attend the Creative Writing Program Reading Series and participate in the Graduate Reading Series.

Students can concentrate in multi-genre as well as poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

The application fee is $90 domestic applicants, $110 for international applicants.

Graduates: 

Jodi Angel, Stephan Eirik Clark, Thomas Heise, Melinda Moustakis, Austin Smith, Naomi Williams

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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