Seattle Pacific University

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Seattle, WA
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
9-10 per residency
Application Deadline: 
November 1, 2022
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Dena Jones
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Mischa Willet, Jennifer Maier
Fiction: Bryan Bliss, Gina Ochsner
Nonfiction: Robert Clark, David McGlynn

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding with merit-based scholarships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

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, respectively

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, Arthur Boers, Daniel Bowman Jr, Jessica Gigot, Cameron Dezen Hammon, Chris Hoke, Kelly Foster Lundquist, Amy Muia, Elizabeth Myhr, Jeffrey Overstreet, Amy Peterson, Jonan Pilet, Shannon Huffman Polson, Melissa Reeser Poulin, Vic Sizemore, Allison Backous Troy, Laura Turner, Brian Volck, Cahty Warner, Alissa Wilkinson