Arkansas Writers MFA Program

Arkansas Writers MFA Program

MFA Program

Location: 
Conway, AR
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Program Size: 
8
Application Deadline: 
February 1, 2015
Application Fee: 
25
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Stephanie Vanderslice
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Stacy Kidd, Mark Spitzer, John Vanderslice
Fiction: Garry Craig Powell, John Vanderslice, Stephanie Vanderslice
Nonfiction: Garry Craig Powell, Mark Spitzer, Stephanie Vanderslice

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Assistantships in the Writing Center and with Toad Suck Review and Oxford American, Internships

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program features a new writing-intensive studio program with an emphasis on writing pedagogy and publishing. Visiting Writers hold master classes with writing students, and give a free public reading/talk for the campus and community.

Students have the opportunity to pursue internships with local arts organizations, nonprofits, and nationally recognized literary magazines. In addition, a special course in “Getting the Most Out of the MFA” helps students to maximize their time in the program as they develop as writers and artists. Other features include the Great Bear Writing Project and the ArkaText festival.

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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.

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