New England College

MFA Program

Program Established: 
Henniker, NH
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
10-15 each year
Application Deadline: 
December 1, 2018
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Paige Ackerson-Kiely, Sarah Manguso, Jennifer Militello, Andrew Morgan, Allison Titus
Fiction: Jensen Beach, David Ryan, Allison Titus
Nonfiction: Sarah Manguso, David Ryan

Recent visiting writers include Alysia Abbott, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, and Andre Dubus III.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers financial aid and graduate teaching assistantships.

Other Features: 

The program also offers a dual-genre track, in addition to tracks in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Students can also take courses in environmental literature, fabulist fiction, new and mixed media, performance, publishing, and translation.

Students attend two six- to ten-day residencies each year, in January and July, on the New England College campus in Henniker, New Hampshire.

The program hosts a reading series, writers-in-residence series, visiting writers series, and post-graduate residencies.

The application deadline is December 1 for the January residency and May 1 for the July residency.