University of Texas in Austin, New Writers Project

MFA Program

Program Established: 
2010
Location: 
Austin, TX
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
7
Application Deadline: 
December 15, 2017
Application Fee: 
$65
Contact Name: 
Cassandra Shulter
Core Faculty Includes: 

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

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding through teaching assistantships and fellowships, which includes tuition benefits, employee health insurance, and a living stipend. 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.