Converse College

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Spartanburg, SC
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline: 
October 1, 2016
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Rick Mulkey
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Suzanne Cleary, Denise Duhamel, Albert Goldbarth, Rick Mulkey, Richard Tillinghast
Fiction: Marlin Barton, C. Michael Curtis, Thomas Hays, Cary Holladay, Robert Olmstead, Leslie Pietrzyk, Susan Tekulve
Nonfiction: C. Michael Curtis, Jim Minick, Susan Tekulve, Richard Tillinghast, Dan Wakefield

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial work scholarships and graduate assistantships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

Students attend two nine-day residencies each year, in January and June, at Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The program also offers degrees in young adult fiction and environmental writing, and hosts a reading series, one-on-one manuscript consultations with editors and agents, and panels on publishing, editing, and freelance writing.

Submit application materials by October 1 for the January residency, or by February 15 for the June residency.