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University of Massachusetts, Amherst

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
1964
Location:
Amherst, Massachusetts
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Program Size: 
70
Application Deadline:
December 15, 2015
Application Fee: 
$75
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Barbara McGlynn
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Peter Gizzi and Dara Wier. Fiction writers: Noy Holland, Edie Meidav, Sabina Murray, and Jeff Parker.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Teaching Associateships, Fellowships, Research Assistantships, Paid Interships, Juniper Prizes

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Route 9, jubilat, The Massachusetts Review, University of Massachusetts Press

Other Features: 

The program hosts a visiting writers series, the annual Juniper Literary Festival, the Juniper Summer Writing Institute, the Writers Work career forum series, and the jubilat/Jones Reading Series. Other features include opportunities to participate as faculty or staff of the Juniper Institute for Young Writers, work with poetry journal jubilat or the online literary journal Route 9, and intern with journals and presses such as Disquiet, Massachusetts Review, and Slope.

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