Poetry: Lisa Olstein, Dean Young
Fiction: Edward Carey, Oscar Cásares, Peter LaSalle, Elizabeth McCracken, Deb Olin Unferth
The program fully funds all students through teaching assistantships and fellowships. The program also awards grants and summer funding.
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.