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The New School

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
New York, New York
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
January 15, 2014
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Lori Lynn Turner
Core Faculty Includes: 

Jeffery Renard Allen, Robert Antoni, Catherine Barnett, Susan Bell, Mark Bibbins, Susan Cheever, Irwin Chen, Jonathan Dee, Elaine Equi, Adam Fitzgerald, John Freeman, Tom Healy, Jennifer Michael Hecht, Ann Hood, Shelley Jackson, Zia Jaffrey, Luis Jaramillo, Hettie Jones, James Lasdun, David Lehman, Suzannah Lessard, Caron Levis, David Levithan, Patrick McGrath, Honor Moore, Dale Peck, Darryl Pinckney, Helen Schulman, Tor Seidler, Laurie Sheck, Darcey Steinke, Benjamin Taylor, Craig Morgan Teicher, Sarah Weeks, Brenda Wineapple, Stephen Wright

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Research Assistantships, Program Assistantships, Fellowships

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program features the Writer's Life Colloquium, which presents at least 80 annual readings, lectures, forums, and other public programs, bringing visiting writers, teachers, editors, publishers, and literary agents to The New School. The School of Writing maintains long-standing relationships with foundational literary and cultural institutions, hosting awards ceremonies and events for the National Book Foundation, the National Book Critics Circle, PEN, Cave Canem, the Poetry Foundation, Villa Gillet, the Council of Literary Magazines and Publishers, the Poetry Society of America, the Academy of American Poets, the Story Prize, and the Publishing Triangle, among others.

MFA Weekend workshops have brought the following visiting lecturers throughout 2013 and 2014: Max Blagg, Will Doig, Adam Fitzgerald, Gary Indiana, Andrea Pinkney, Jenni Quilter, John Reed, Ariana Reines, Ariel Schrag, Susan Shapiro, Karen Walker Thompson, L.B. Thompson, Frederic Tuten.

The program also allows for dual concentrations and offers a concentration in Writing for Children.


Alysia Abbott, Christopher Beha, Jennifer Benka, Mark Bibbins, Jennifer Close, Alice Eve Cohen, Siobhan Fallon, Miranda Field, Amy Lawless, David Samuel Levinson, Douglas A. Martin, Patricia McCormick, Danielle Pafunda, Sufjan Stevens, Haley Tanner, Justin Taylor, Kathleen Ossip, Rachel Zolf

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