Vermont College of Fine Arts

Vermont College of Fine Arts

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Montpelier, VT
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Ann Cardinal
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Ralph Angel, Mark Cox, Mathew Dickman, Richard Jackson, Tomás Q. Morín, Mary Ruefle, Natasha Saje, Betsy Sholl, Leslie Ullman, and David Wojahn. Fiction writers: Trinie Dalton, Abby Frucht, LeAnne Howe, David Jauss, Ellen Lesser, Brian Leung, Bret Lott, Clint McCown, Martha Southgate, Domenic Stansberry, and Nance Van Winckel. Nonfiction writers: Connie May Fowler, Douglas Glover, Barbara Hurd, Patrick Madden, Richard McCann, Sue William Silverman, Larry Sutin, and Robert Vivian.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Fellowships, merit awards

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Hunger Mountain

Other Features: 

Students attend two 10-day residencies each year, in June and December, on the VCFA campus in Montpelier, Vermont. The program offers a translation concentration, as well as opportunities for dual-genre study, and also offers optional overseas residencies in Puerto Rico and Slovenia, and postgraduate opportunities such as the Postgraduate Writers' Conference and the Novel Retreat. Other features include opportunities to volunteer for the literary and art journal Hunger Mountain.


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