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, 2015
Application Fee: 
60
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Thom Didato
Core Faculty Includes: 

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

This program features the Glasgow Artists and Writers Workshop. Credit is given for internships and independent study. Other features include the Graduate Writers Association and the Summer Program in Peru.

Graduates: 

Anna Journey, Sheri Reynolds 

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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