City College of New York

MFA Program

Program Established: 
New York, NY
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2-3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
February 1, 2018
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Michelle Valladares, Director of the MFA in Creative Writing
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: David Groff, Michelle Valladares
Fiction: Salar Abdoh, Mark Mirsky, Emily Raboteau
Nonfiction: David Groff, Emily Raboteau
YA Fiction: Pam Laskin

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. The program offers adjunct teaching positions to second-year students, as well as fellowships and prizes.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Fiction, Promethean

Other Features: 

The program also offers coursework in drama, screenwriting, and YA fiction.

This program features a professional series with publishers, editors, and agents. The program hosts the Visiting Author Series; a monthly student reading series; the TurnStyle Reading Series, in collaboration with Brooklyn College, Hunter College, and Queens College; and the Chinua Achebe Legacy Series and Langston Hughes Festival, in collaboration with the college’s Black Studies Program.

The application deadline is October 1 for spring start, and February 1 for fall start.