Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
1983
Location: 
Richmond, VA
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Program Size: 
30
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2016
Application Fee: 
65
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Thom Didato
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Gregory Donovan, Kathleen Graber, and David Wojahn. Fiction writers: Susann Cokal, Tom De Haven, and Clint McCown. Nonfiction writer: Harrison Candelaria Fletcher.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Fellowships, Editing Internship (Blackbird), Levis Reading Prize, VCU Cabel First Novel Award, Catherine and Joan Byrne Poetry Prize

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program hosts a visiting writing series. Other features include the online journal Blackbird; opportunities to coordinate the Cabell First Novelist Award, the Larry Levis Reading Prize, and the Rebecca Mitchell Tarumoto Short Fiction Prize; and stipends to travel or attend literary conferences.

Graduates: 

Anna Journey, Sheri Reynolds