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University of Texas in Austin, New Writers Project

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Austin, Texas
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
2 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
December 15, 2015
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Patricia Schaub
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Lisa Olstein and Dean Young. Fiction writers: Edward Carey, Oscar Cásares, Peter LaSalle, Elizabeth McCracken, and Deb Olin Unferth.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Fellowships, Grants, Summer Funding

All students in both literature and creative writing are fully funded.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program hosts a reading series for visiting writers, who also work with students. Other features include editorial postitions with Bat City Review and the PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories anthology; and the Keene Prize for Literature, given annually to a University of Texas student for a work of poetry, fiction, or nonfiction.

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