University of North Carolina, Wilmington

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
1996
Location: 
Wilmington, NC
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Program Size: 
63
Application Deadline: 
January 5, 2017
Application Fee: 
$60
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Mark Cox
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Mark Cox, Malena Morling, Michael White
Fiction: Wendy Brenner, Nina De Gramont, Clyde Edgerton, Rebecca Lee, Robert Anthony Siegel
Nonfiction: May-lee Chai, Philip Furia, Philip Gerard, David Gessner
Editing/Publishing: Anna Lena Phillips Bell, Emily Louise Smith, Beth Staples

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers up to twelve teaching, graduate, and editorial assistantships each year. The program also offers fellowships, scholarships, and tuition waivers.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Lookout Books, Ecotone, Chautauqua

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.

Graduates: 

Hannah Dela Cruz Abrams, George Bishop, Emily Carr, Jonathan Russell Clark, Nina DeGramont, Kirsten Holmstedt, Rochelle Hurt, Brad Land, Jason Mott, Derek Nikitas, Carmen Rodriguez, Dana Sachs, Daniel Terry