University of North Carolina, Wilmington

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Wilmington, NC
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
3 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 5, 2017
Application Fee: 
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.


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