New England College

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Henniker, NH
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
10-15 each year
Application Deadline: 
December 1, 2020
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Paige Ackerson-Kiely, Chen Chen, Jennifer Militello, Andrew Morgan, Allison Titus
Fiction: Tim Horvarth, Leah Johnson, David Ryan, Allison Titus
Nonfiction: Jennifer Militello, David Ryan
Writing for Stage and Screen: Buzz McLaughlin

Recent visiting writers include Alysia Abbott, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Linda Gregerson, Andre Dubus III, Leah Johnson, 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, 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.