University of North Carolina, Wilmington

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Wilmington, NC
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2025
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Melissa Crowe
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Mark Cox, Melissa Crowe, Malena Mörling

Fiction: Sarah Domet, Nina de Gramont, Rebecca Lee, Jason Mott

Nonfiction: Sayantani Dasgupta, Clyde Edgerton, David Gessner, Rebecca Lee, Michael Ramos

Editing/Publishing: Anna Lena Phillips Bell, Michelle Donahue, KaToya Ellis Fleming, Emily Louise Smith

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding and full funding on a competitive basis. The program offers teaching, publishing, and editorial assistantships, as well as fellowships, scholarships, and tuition waivers.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program brings three to four writers and editors to campus each year through its month-long visiting writers and editors series. The program also hosts Writers Week, an annual event offering readings, workshops, craft talks, and panel discussions. Other features include a publishing and editing curriculum within the Publishing Laboratory, which hosts the Lookout Books imprint; and opportunities to participate in three outreach programs at local schools and organizations and with regional teens.


Hannah Dela Cruz Abrams, Xhenet Aliu, George Bishop, Emma Bolden, Jonathan Russell Clark, Nina DeGramont, Jason Frye, A.J. Gnuse, Kirsten Holmstedt, Rochelle Hurt, Brad Land, Josh MacIvor-Andersen, Jason Mott, Derek Nikitas, Carmen Rodrigues, Dana Sachs, Daniel Nathan Terry, Carson Vaughan