Poets: Nickole Brown, Blas Falconer, Gary Jackson, and Jeff Skinner. Fiction writers: Tommy Hays, Dale Ray Phillips, and Lynn Pruett. Nonfiction writers: Riley Hanick, Karen Salyer McElmurray, and Elena Passarello.
Scholarships, Financial Aid
New Madrid 
Students attend two nine-day residencies each year, in January and July, at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky, followed by a semester-long tutorial with a faculty mentor. The program hosts a visiting writers series. All students receive editorial internships at the student-run literary journal New Madrid.
Applications for the January residency are due by October 1, 2015, or by April 1, 2016 for the July residency.