New England College

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Henniker, NH
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
15-20 each year
Application Deadline: 
December 1, 2024
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Paige Ackerson-Kiely, Chen Chen, Anaïs Duplan, Jennifer Militello, Andrew Morgan, Allison Titus
Fiction: Tara Ison, Leah Johnson, Anna Qu, David Ryan, Allison Titus, Chika Unigwe
Nonfiction: Anaïs Duplan, Tara Ison, Jennifer Militello, Anna Qu, David Ryan, Chika Unigwe
Writing for Stage and Screen: Tara Ison, David Ryan

Recent visiting writers include Alysia Abbott, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Jericho Brown, Andre Dubus III, Vievee Francis, Linda Gregerson, Carmen Maria Machado, Vijay Seshadri, and Ocean Vuong.

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, creative nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen. 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 and Manchester, 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 March 1 for the July residency.