The New School

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
New York, NY
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2023
Application Fee: 
Contact Name: 
John Reed
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: J. Mae Barizo, Mark Bibbins, Elaine Equi, Robert Polito, Laurie Sheck

Fiction: Ann Hood, Shelley Jackson, Mira Jacob, Luis Jaramillo, Alexandra Kleeman, James Lasdun, Dale Peck, John Reed, Helen Schulman, Darcey Steinke, Stephen Wright

Nonfiction: Susan Cheever, Zia Jaffrey, Suzannah Lessard, Honor Moore, Brenda Wineapple

Writing for Children and Young Adults: Coe Booth, Caron Levis, Emily X.R. Pan, Andrea Pinkney

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding through scholarships, as well as teaching, research, and program assistantships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program also offers a degree in writing for children and young adults.

The program hosts weekly readings, lectures, forums, and public programs with agents, editors, publishers, teachers, writers, and partner literary organizations like the Academy of American Poets, Cave Canem, the Community of Literary Magazines and Publishers, the National Book Critics Circle, the National Book Foundation, Publishing Triangle, and the Society of Children’s Writers and Illustrators.

Other features include more than thirty free supplemental short courses, and the Writing & Publishing Lab, which offers opportunities to work with New York publishers and literary organizations to gain hands-on skills in multi-platform narrative and production.


Alysia Abbott, Christopher Beha, Jennifer Benka, Mark Bibbins, Keisha Bush, Kacen Callender, Sona Charaipotra, Dhonielle Clayton, Jennifer Close, Alice Eve Cohen, Stephanie Danler, Safia Elhillo, Siobhan Fallon, Miranda Field, Jenny Han, Zakiya Dalila Harris, Mira Jacob, Amy Lawless, David Samuel Levinson, Douglas A. Martin, Patricia McCormick, Allison Moorer, Danielle Pafunda, Sufjan Stevens, Haley Tanner, Justin Taylor, Kathleen Ossip, Rachel Zolf