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University of Wisconsin, Madison

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Madison, Wisconsin
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
2 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
December 15, 2015
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Sean Bishop
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Amy Quan Barry, Sean Bishop, Amaud Jamaul Johnson, and Ron Wallace. Fiction writers: Danielle Evans, Jesse Lee Kercheval, Ron Kuka, and Judith Claire Mitchell.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Fellowships, Renk Distinguished Graduate Fellowships, Summer Funding

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Devil's Lake

Other Features: 

This program operates on an "alternating genre" admissions policy; fiction writers are admitted in even-numbered years and poets are admitted in odd-numbered years. The program features the student-run literary journal Devil's Lake and cross-genre workshops in creative nonfiction, cartooning, and playwriting.

For the 2016–2017 year, the program will accept fiction students.

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