American University

MFA Program

Washington, DC
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
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.


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