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University of Texas in Austin, New Writers Project

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Austin, Texas
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
2 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
December 15, 2016
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Cassandra Shulter
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Lisa Olstein, Dean Young
Fiction: Edward Carey, Oscar Cásares, Peter LaSalle, Elizabeth McCracken, Deb Olin Unferth

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program fully funds all students through teaching assistantships and fellowships. The program also awards grants and summer funding.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program hosts a reading series for visiting writers, who also work with students. Other features include editorial postitions with Bat City Review and the PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories anthology; and the Keene Prize for Literature, given annually to a University of Texas student for a work of poetry, fiction, or nonfiction.

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