University of Idaho

MFA Program

Program Established: 
1996
Location: 
Moscow, ID
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
9
Application Deadline: 
February 1, 2018
Application Fee: 
$60
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Tobias Wray
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Brian Blanchfield, Ron McFarland, Michael McGriff, Alexandra Teague
Fiction: Kim Barnes, Daniel Orozco
Nonfiction: Kim Barnes, Brian Blanchfield, Scott Slovic

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. Students are eligible for full teaching assistantships based on merit, along with several annual awards including the Hemingway Fellowship in fiction, Hogue Family Scholarships, and Grace Nixon Scholarships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program offers intensive workshops in poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, as well as a year-long novel-writing course. The program also invites acclaimed writers each semester for their Distinguished Visiting Writers series and partners with the Hemingway Foundation/PEN New England to host the annual Hemingway Festival that features the PEN/Hemingway winner. Among the fellowships offered, Writing-in-the-Wild retreats send students to Idaho wilderness areas for some Northwestern inspiration.

Graduates: 

Steve Coughlin, Sayantani Dasgupta, Ben George, Jen Hirt, Lucas Howell, Stephanie Lenox, Lily Mabura, Jerry Mathes, Tiffany Midge, Sean Prentiss, Ciara Shuttleworth, Matthew Sullivan, Matthew Vadnais, Anna Vodicka, Joe Wilkins, Lindsay Wilson