Queens College

MFA Program

Program Established: 
2007
Location: 
Flushing, NY
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2-3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
19
Application Deadline: 
February 15, 2022
Application Fee: 
$75
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Nicole Cooley
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Nicole Cooley, Kimiko Hahn, Roger Sedarat

Fiction: Maaza Mengiste, John Weir

Nonfiction: Briallen Hopper, Jason Tougaw
Translation: Ammiel Alcalay, Roger Sedarat

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding in the form of several scholarships, and students can apply for paid teaching positions in the English Department starting their second year of the program.

The program also offers literary fellowship opportunities with the Louis Armstrong House Museum archives, a yearly book prize for translators with Hanging Loose Press called “Loose Translations,” the $1000 Hoyt Jacobs Poetry Prize, and a graduating thesis chapbook publication from Ghostbird Press.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program collaborates on reading series with such literary organizations as Poetry Society of America, Cave Canem, Kundiman, and INTAR Theatre, as well as hosts their own Trends in Translation event series.