Vermont College of Fine Arts

Vermont College of Fine Arts

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
1981
Location: 
Montpelier, VT
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Low
Duration: 
2 Years
Program Size: 
124
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
75
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Jason Lamb
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Ralph Angel, Jen Bervin, Mark Cox, Mathew Dickman, Jody Gladding, Richard Jackson, Jamaal May, Mary Ruefle, Natasha Saje, Betsy Sholl, Leslie Ullman, and David Wojahn. Fiction writers: Trinie Dalton, Abby Frucht, Philip Graham, LeAnne Howe, David Jauss, Ellen Lesser, Bret Lott, Clint McCown, Martha Southgate, Domenic Stansberry, and Nance Van Winckel. Nonfiction writers: Kurt Caswell, Connie May Fowler, Douglas Glover, Patrick Madden, Richard McCann, Sue Silverman, Larry Sutin, and Robert Vivian.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Fellowships, merit awards

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Hunger Mountain

Other Features: 

Two overseas residencies (Slovenia, Puerto Rico) and dual-genre study as well as post-graduate opportunities.

Graduates: 

Alison Hawthorne Deming, Bob Hicok, Wally Lamb, Melissa Pritchard, Jo-ann Mapson, Maureen Seaton, Tim Seibles

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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