Long Island University

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
2007
Location: 
Brooklyn, NY
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation, Cross-Genre
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
20
Application Deadline: 
February 1, 2023
Application Fee: 
$50
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Robin Hemley and Rita Banerjee
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Rita Banerjee, Kristina Marie Darling
Fiction: Zaina Arafat, Thomas Fahy, Tavia Gilbert, Robin Hemley, Chantelle Aimée Osman, Erin Stalcup
Nonfiction: Zaina Arafat, Rita Banerjee, Robin Hemley, Caitlin Leffel, Deborah Mutnick, Rob Spillman
Translation: Rita Banerjee, Gregory Racz
Publishing: Rita Banerjee, Kristina Marie Darling, Robin Hemley, Caitlin Leffel, Chantelle Aimée Osma, Wendy Ryden, Rob Spillman, Erin Stalcup

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding through various work-study, internships, and some assistantships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The two-year residential program offers students the opportunity to study fiction, nonfiction, publishing, poetry, translation, and playwriting. There is also a focus on the performative aspects of the writing industry including audiobooks, public performances and speaking, and adaptations.

Graduate students can also opt to do a Certificate in Translation, or a one-year long post-MFA Certificate in Manuscript Preparation for writers preparing their book manuscripts for publication. Students can also join all graduate-level MFA and Certificate classes remotely.

Rolling admissions year round. For fall semester the application deadline is February 1, for spring semester the application deadline is August 15.