University of Texas-Pan American

University of Texas-Pan American

MFA Program

Location: 
Edinburg, TX
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2-3 Years
Program Size: 
36
Application Deadline: 
October 1, 2014
Application Fee: 
50
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Dr. Philip Zwerling
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Elvia Ardalani, Emmy Pérez, and Steven Schneider. Fiction writer: Jose Skinner. Nonfiction writer: Jean Braithwaite.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Assistantships

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Gallery, RiverSedge

Other Features: 

This program offers concentrations in professional writing, literary translation, playwriting, and screenwriting as well as poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. Opportunities are available within the literary translation concentration for students to lead workshops in Mexico at the Casas de Cultura. Students may take writing classes in Spanish addition, the literary journal RiverSedge is produced by the MFA program. A Creative Writing Club sponsors regular workshops, speakers, and social gatherings.

The deadline for fall term is April 1, 2015.

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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