University of North Carolina, Wilmington

MFA Program

Program Established: 
1996
Location: 
Wilmington, NC
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
22
Application Deadline: 
January 5, 2018
Application Fee: 
$60
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Melissa Crowe
Core Faculty Includes: 

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

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. The program offers teaching, graduate, and editorial assistantships, as well as 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, Xhenet Aliu, George Bishop, Emma Bolden, Jonathan Russell Clark, Nina DeGramont, Jason Frye, Kirsten Holmstedt, Rochelle Hurt, Brad Land, Josh MacIvor-Andersen, Jason Mott, Derek Nikitas, Carmen Rodrigues, Dana Sachs, Daniel Nathan Terry, Carson Vaughan