University of Virginia

University of Virginia

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
1981
Location: 
Charlottesville, VA
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2 Years
Program Size: 
25
Application Deadline: 
December 15, 2014
Application Fee: 
70
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Jeb Livingood
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Rita Dove, Paul Guest, Debra Nystrom, Gregory Orr, and Lisa Russ Spaar. Fiction writers: Jane Alison, Sydney Blair, John Casey, Jeb Livingood, and Chris Tilghman.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Fellowships

All students are fully funded for two years.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Meridian

Other Features: 

Students study under Rhea Visiting Writers and Lecturers. Rhea Visiting Writers stay on campus for one week and offer a public reading, conduct a craft talk, and hold intensive one-on-one tutorials with students.

The GRE is not required for admission into the program.

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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