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University of Pittsburgh

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
3 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
January 7, 2016
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Jesse Daugherty
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Lynn Emanuel, Yona Harvey, Terrance Hayes, and Dawn Lundy Martin. Fiction writers: Fiona Cheong, Angie Cruz, William Lychak, and Irina Reyn. Nonfiction writers: Jeanne Marie Laskas, Michael Meyer, and Peter Trachtenberg.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Assistantships, Fellowships, Turow-Kinder Prize in Fiction, Brown Award, Block Award, Academy of American Poets Prize

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Hot Metal Bridge, No, Collision

Other Features: 

The program hosts the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series. Other features include the literary journal Hot Metal Bridge; internships with the website longform.org, which aggregates online nonfiction; courses in digital literature and literary medical journalism; travel grants to attend conferences and present papers; and University of Pittsburgh Press, which awards the annual Drue Heinz Prize for Literature and the annual Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize for Poetry.


Terrance Hayes, Rebecca Skloot, Judith Vollmer

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