Saint Mary’s College of California

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Moraga, CA
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2-3 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 31, 2017
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Sara Mumolo
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Brenda Hillman, Matthew Zapruder
Fiction: Lysley Tenorio
Nonfiction: Marilyn Abildskov, Wesley Gibson

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers teaching fellowships, scholarships, and publishing internships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Mary: A Journal of New Writing, McSweeney's, Wave Books, Omnidawn Publishing

Other Features: 

The program hosts a reading series, a craft conversation series, a graduate-student reading series, and three annual panels on teaching, publishing, and life after the MFA. Other features include funding to attend literary conferences and symposia.

For priority consideration, apply by December 10; the final deadline is January 31.


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