Seattle Pacific University

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MFA Program

Program Established: 
Seattle, WA
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
9-12 per residency
Application Deadline: 
November 1, 2020
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Dena Jones
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Mischa Willet, Jennifer Maier
Fiction: Robert Clark, Gine Ochsner
Nonfiction: Susanne Antonetta, Lauren F. Winner
Young Adult Fiction: Bryan Bliss, Sara Zarr

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding with merit-based scholarships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program also offers a degree in young adult fiction; the faculty includes Bryan Bliss and Sara Zarr. The program is for “apprentice writers who want to pursue excellence in the craft of writing and care about the relationship between faith and literature.”

Students attend two ten-day residencies each year, in March and August, on Whidbey Island, Washington.

The application deadline is November 1 for the March residency and May 1 for the August residency. 

The program director is Scott Cairns.



Timothy E.G. Bartel, Bryan Bliss, Daniel Bowman Jr, Chris Hoke, Kelly Foster Lundquist, Elizabeth Myhr, Shannon Huffman Polson, Melissa Reeser Poulin, Allison Backous Troy, Laura Turner, Brian Volck, Alissa Wilkinson