Washington University

Washington University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
1980
Location: 
Saint Louis, MO
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2 Years
Program Size: 
20
Application Deadline: 
December 15, 2014
Application Fee: 
45
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Shannon Rabong
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Mary Jo Bang, Paul Legault, and Carl Phillips. Fiction writers: Kathryn Davis, Anton DiSclafani, Danielle Dutton, and Marshall Klimasewiski. Nonfiction writers: Kathleen Finneran and Edward McPherson.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Fellowships

All students are fully funded.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Arch Journal

Other Features: 

This program features a reading series and hosts four or more visiting professors each year.

Graduates: 

John Brandon, Michael Dahlie, Alison Espach, Andrew Grace, Claire Hero, Joy Katz, Jennifer Kronovet, Adam Ross, Amy Newlove Schroeder, Teddy Wayne

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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