Warren Wilson College

Warren Wilson College

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
1976
Location: 
Asheville, NC
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
Residency: 
Low
Duration: 
2 Years
Program Size: 
64
Application Deadline: 
September 1, 2014
Application Fee: 
70
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Jessica Lane
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Marianne Boruch, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Stephen Dobyns, Daisy Fried, Jennifer Grotz, Brooks Haxton, Rodney Jones, A.Van Jordan, James Longenbach, Maurice Manning, Heather McHugh, Martha Rhodes, Alan R. Shapiro, Mary Szybist, Ellen Bryant Voigt, Connie Voisine, Alan Williamson, Eleanor Wilner, Monica Youn, and C. Dale Young. Fiction writers: Dean Bakopoulos, Charles Baxter, Robert Boswell, Liam Callanan, Christopher Castellani, Jeremy Gavron, David Haynes, Caitlin Horrocks, Kevin McIlvoy, Antonya Nelson, Peter Orner, Michael Parker, Robin Romm, Dominic Smith, Debra Spark, Sarah Stone, and Peter Turchi.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Rona Jaffe Foundation Graduate Fellowship, Grants, Holden Minority Scholarship, Lisel Mueller Scholarship, Renate Wood Scholarship, Levis Funds

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program offers readings by MFA program faculty and graduating students. Students attend two 10-day residencies a year.

The Rona Jaffe Foundation Graduate Fellowship in Creative Writing for an incoming female in either poetry or fiction.
Extra semester for Novelists and Extra semester in an Alternative Genre (creative nonfiction, poetry for fiction writers, fiction for poets).

Applications due by September 1 for the January residency, March 1 for the July residency.

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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