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Vanderbilt University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Nashville, Tennessee
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
2-3 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
December 15, 2015
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Margaret Quigley
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Beth Bachmann, Kate Daniels, Rick Hilles, and Mark Jarman. Fiction writers: Tony Earley, Lorraine López, Lorrie Moore, and Nancy Reisman. Nonfiction writer: Peter Guralnick.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

University Fellowships,  Kathryn Sedberry Poetry Prize, Academy of American Poets Prize

All students are fully funded. Competitive university graduate fellowships are also available.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program hosts the Gertrude and Harold S. Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series. Other features include the student-run online literary journal Nashville Review, and opportunities to volunteer at youth camps and lead prison writing workshops.

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