Southern Illinois University Carbondale

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MFA Program

Program Established: 
Carbondale, IL
Poetry, Fiction
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
February 1, 2021
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Allison Joseph
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Judy Jordan, Allison Joseph
Fiction: Pinckney Benedict, Rebekah Frumkin

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding. The program offers a tuition waiver and a stipend through teaching and research assistantships.

The application deadline for admission with assistantship support is February 1, with notification by April 1. The deadline for applicants for fellowships is January 15.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program hosts the student-run Little Grassy Literary Festival, a visiting writers series, and the student- and faculty-run Writers in Common. Other features include internships and assistantships with Crab Orchard Review, the Devil's Kitchen Literary Festival, and the Saluki Writers Project.


Ruth Awad, Curtis L. Crisler, Kerry James Evans, Rachel Furey, Adrian Matejka, Michael Meyerhofer, Ben Percy, Jared Yates Sexton, Amie Whittemore