Mountainview Low-Residency MFA in Fiction and Nonfiction at Southern New Hampshire University

MFA Program

Program Established: 
Whitefield, NH
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
15-16 per cohort
Application Deadline: 
October 15, 2018
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Lisa Janicki
Core Faculty Includes: 

Fiction: Marcus Burke, Wiley Cash, Hermione Hoby, Jo Knowles, Benjamin Nugent, Lydia Peelle, Mark Jude Poiriet, Justin Taylor, Katherine Towler, Robin Wasserman, Mitch Wieland

Nonfiction: Richard Adams Carey, Craig Childs, Amy Irvine, Nadia Owusu, Gemma Sieff, Mark Sundeen, Vauhini Vara

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers scholarships, awards, a teaching certificate program, jobs in social media, and internships for Assignment Magazine, the program’s literary journal.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

Students attend two weeklong residencies each year, in January and June, at the Mountain View Grand Resort in Whitefield, New Hampshire. Students study with mentoring faculty; attend lectures, readings, and classes with visiting writers; hone their work; read publicly; and meet with agents and editors.

The application deadline is October 15 for the January residency and April 15 for the June residency.


Jacquelyn Mitchard, Charlie Stella, Timothy Woodward, Pratima Cranse, Amy Irvine, Emma LeBlanc, Elizabeth Mueller, Sarah Eisner, David Moloney, Nadia Owusu