American University

MFA Program

Location: 
Washington, DC
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Incoming Class Size: 
60
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
$55
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Kyle Dargan
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Kyle Dargan, David Keplinger
Fiction: Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Stephanie Grant, Richard McCann
Nonfiction: Rachel Louise Snyder

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers teaching assistantships, fellowships, and positions at the writing center.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Folio: A Literary Journal, Café Américain

Other Features: 

This program is affiliated with writing organizations around Washington, D.C., and features a Visiting Writers Series where editors give a small workshop as well as a public lecture or reading. Opportunities include internships in editing, publishing, and arts administration. For merit awards, the application deadline is January 15.

Graduates: 

Derrick Weston Brown, Sandra Beasley, Glen Finland, Harvey Grossinger, Valzhyna Mort, Carolyn Parkhurst, Amy Stolls