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Stony Brook Southampton

MFA Program

Southampton, New York
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
January 15, 2015
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Adrienne Unger
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Star Black, Billy Collins, and Julie Sheehan. Fiction writers: Melissa Bank, Ursula Hegi, Kaylie Jones, Matthew Klam, Patricia Marx, Patricia McComick, Dan Menaker, Susan Scarf Merrell, Robert Reeves, Frederic Tuten, and Meg Wolitzer. Nonfiction writers: Andrew Botsford, Neal Gabler, Robert Emmett Ginna, Roger Rosenblatt, and Lou Ann Walker.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships are available to second-year students; Stony Brook Southampton Writers Conference Scholarship; various awards and prizes.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program offers an MFA degree in creative writing and literature. Enrollment in writing workshops is capped at twelve. Students are encouraged to take workshops across genres; courses are offered in the graphic novel, children’s literature, poetry with a bookmaking emphasis, and scriptwriting workshops. Collaboration with practitioners in theater, film, and the visual arts is also available for students. Workshops abroad are offered. A limited number of supported TA positions for fall applicants. One-year Children’s Literature fellows program.


Helen Simonson, Elena Gorokhova, Tricia Rayburn, Bob Morris, Peggy Kern, Judy Mandel, Victor Giannini, Tracy King-Sanchez

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