Poetry: Nickole Brown, Blas Falconer, Gary Jackson, Jeff Skinner
Fiction: Tommy Hays, Dale Ray Phillips, Lynn Pruett, Allen Wier
Nonfiction: Riley Hanick, Karen Salyer McElmurray, Elena Passarello
The program offers scholarships and 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.
The application deadline is October 1 for the January residency and April 1 for the July residency.