Cedar Crest College

Cedar Crest College

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
2012
Location: 
Allentown, PA
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Low
Program Size: 
20
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
50
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Robert Wilson
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Jeffrey Greene and Gwyneth Lewis. Fiction writers: Robert Antoni, David Bezmozgis, Aleksandar Hemon, Jake Lamar, Fred Leebron, Dinaw Mengestu, and Jayne Anne Phillips. Nonfiction writer: Kathryn Rhett.

Other Features: 

This program is the first graduate-level writer’s program offered by an American college that includes residencies that take place exclusively in Europe. It combines European cultural studies with master’s level coursework in creative writing. Students complete three fifteen-day summer residencies at different European locales and may pursue cross-genre study.

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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