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University of Texas, James A. Michener Center for Writers

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Austin, Texas
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
3 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
December 15, 2013
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Michael Adams
Core Faculty Includes: 

Michael Adams, Oscar Casares, Steven Dietz, Stephen Harrigan, Kurt Heinzelman, Stuart Kelban, Peter LaSalle, Richard Lewis, Kirk Lynn, James Magnuson, Elizabeth McCracken, Cynthia McCreery, Lisa Olstein, Charles Ramirez-Berg, Dean Young

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

James A. Michener Fellowships

All students are fully funded.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Bat City Review

Other Features: 

This program features the annual MCW literary reading series. It is home to the Ransom Center, which houses a Gutenberg Bible and the manuscripts of writers such as T.S. Eliot, James Joyce, Tom Stoppard, Jack Kerouac, and Ernest Hemingway.

Students work in at least two genres with one being the primary focus. Community outreach programs are available in teaching/workshops, and editorial internships are available with Bat City Review.  Professional Development Funds are available for travel to attend writing conferences and residencies or for summer support.

Our application process is now 100% by electronic submission.  We not longer accept paper documents.


Kevin Powers, Philipp Meyer, Domenica Ruta, Emily Rapp, Matthew Dickman, Michael Dickman, Michael McGriff, Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Abhijat Joshi, George Brant, Brian McGreevy, Fiona McFarlane, Joseph Skibell, Carson Kreitzer

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