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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, 2014
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Marla Akin
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Lisa Olstein and Dean Young. Fiction writer: Elizabeth McCracken.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

James A. Michener Fellowships

All students are fully funded.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Bat City

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.

The application process is now 100% by electronic submission. 


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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